Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Urban and Regional Planning


School of Urban Planning and Regional Studies

Major Professor

Renne, John

Second Advisor

Nelson, Marla

Third Advisor

Villavaso, Stephen


This study examines potential transportation improvements in the Elysian Fields Avenue Corridor, and the benefit that these improvements may produce. Data for the study area are compiled and analyzed. Conceptual plans for the implementation of different transit technology alternatives were developed and assessed in terms of user benefits, cost, potential land use impacts, potential economic impacts, and feasibility. Case studies and relevant literature are reviewed. The intent of this thesis is to provide an overview of the study area prior and subsequent to Hurricane Katrina, develop plans for the implementation of transit alternatives in the Elysian Fields Avenue Corridor, and assess potential costs and benefits of the different alternatives developed.


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