Box 6, Folder 10, Document 65

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Box 6, Folder 10, Document 65

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�A city must be a community where our
lives are enriched. It must be a place where
every man can satisfy his highest aspiration. It must be an instrument to advance
the hopes of all its citizens. That is what we
want our cities to be. And that is what we
have set out to make them.
Lyndon B. Johnson
The modern city by the volume and rap idity
of th e movements of its people and goods
can in large part gro w or atrophy depending
on the efficacy of its transportation systems. A transit system has to be more than
vehicles and tracks. There are also social
and political dimensions. A forward looking
transportation system can inject new economic vitality into a failing and deteriorating
isolated area. It can be the means of directing and encouraging new and untapped
areas of metropolitan gro wth. In short, it
can give the city a new image for urban
Robert C. Weaver
U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development
The Federal Govern ment has a responsib il ity
to make clear the positive potentials of well
designed transit for meeting the needs of
our urban people. There is a national need
for a stronger concern with the urban
design features in urban transportation
development. For much of the future of the
quality of urban life hinges upon transit
development. Design components in publ ic
transit play an extremely important role not only in shaping ou r citi es - but in
making them more attractive and stimulating places in which to live and work.
Charles M . Haar
Assistant Secretary for
Metropolitan Development
U.S. Departm ent of Housing and
Urban Development
The life blood of the city is carried through
the arteries of public mass transportation.
Indeed, public transportation can be the
most important single force in shaping the
development of the Nation's metropolitan
areas. We think it is exciting to be tackling
such a huge and complex problem; for the
goal we have in mind is a most important
urban design goal - that of meeting the
human needs of urban life.
Leo J. Cusick
Director, Urban Transportation
U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development
The 1968 Design Awards Program in Urban
Transportation is initiated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to recognize superior design in public
transportation. Awa rds will be made for
winning entries in two categories: systems
or major portions of systems, and components such as stations, vehicles, and
Judging will consider how design is related
to comprehensive pl anning and the contribution of the entry to the physical, economic,
social, and aesthetic development of the
metropolitan area, the central city and the
An nounced at the HUD-sponsored Design in
Urban Tra nsportation Conference on May 22,
1967, this program will stimulate awareness
of the affirmative rol e of good design. It will
encourage active exchange of new ideas and
broader concepts in urban transit development.
Public agencies which have received financia l assistance from HUD's urban mass
transportation programs are el igible to submit one or more entries. The entry itself
need not have received HU D assistance.
Total systems or major segments thereof,
and individual items (including rolling
stock, stations, rights-of-way) may be
entered. Eligible projects include those
comp leted after World War II, or planned
by January 1, 1968.
form and
method of entry
Ma il entries to:
'68 Design Awards Program in
Urban Transportation
Department of Housing and
Urban Development
1626 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20410
Insert all material in a standard Ful-Vu
Economy Binder containing ten 9" x 11"
transparent Mica-film window sleeves for
displaying up to 20 inserts, back to back.
More than one binder may be used. The
identification sheet shou ld be completed
and inserted in the first transparent window
of the entry binder. Category must be
specified as:
System Design (Completed project or plan)
Item Design (Completed project or plan)
The entry will consist of a descriptive
statement, supplemented by such photographs and plans as are necessary to fully
evaluate the project.
Photographs must be 8" x 10", glossy
finish , and reproducible. They may be in
color or black and white. Photographs
should completely convey the qualities of
the design.
Plans should be folded to 8½" x 11" size.
They may be in any medium. Scales must
be shown graphically.
Descriptive data must be limited to five
typed pages, 8½" x 11" , and be inserted in
the entry binder. The statement should include all information relevant to the evaluation of the project. The following factors
will be among those considered in judging
system design
1. System impact on immediate environment (right-of-way):
Urban development patte rns (contribution to futu re community development, control of factors disruptive
to neighborhood stability, preservation of historic sites and open
space, urban design considerations).
User needs (attention to scheduling,
travel time, accessibility, orientation, comfort, safety).
Comprehensive traffic flow (effect on
congestion at coll ector stops, distributor stops, along right-of-way;
ease of transfer among modes).
Efficiency (social , environmental , economic costs and benefits in meeting
transportation needs).
2. System impact on total environ ment:
Urban development patterns (stren gthening of business districts, promot ion of group interaction, respon -
siveness to changing area needs,
urban design considerations).
User needs (service for those without
autos; access to hospitals, schools,
employment centers, etc.).
Comprehensive traffic flow (interfaces
between transit, auto, etc.).
Efficiency (social , environmental, economic costs and benefits in meeting
transportation needs).
item design
1. Rolling stock (buses, rail transit cars,
Planning (inherent design features ,
attractive display of signs and information, lighting, noise, ability to
see outside, innovation in color and
design of equipment).
Safety (incidence of property damage,
�personal injury, fatal accident).
Comfort and convenience (temperature
and circulation, seat size and leg
room, ease of boarding and alighting, provisions for handicapped).
Economy and efficiency (present condition of equipment, freedom from
breakdown, cost of operation and
maintenance, flexibility- adjust- ment to peak and nonpeak periods).
2. Right-of-Way:
Planning (inherent design features;
signs; landscaping; compatability
with adjacent development, including other rights-of-way).
Economy and efficiency (cost of construction - use of materials, maintenance, durability).
3. Stations:
a. Building:
Planning (inherent design features,
aesthetic and functional consistency with adjacent development,
access to other transportation
Safety (police protection, areas hidden from view, adequate lighting).
Comfort and convenience (cleanliness, stairs-escalator, capacity,
seating, weather exposure, heating, facilities for handicapped,
attractive display of route and
scheduling information, covered
and heated wa lkways).
Efficiency (construction, ma intenance,
b. Site Area:
Planning (inhere nt design featu res,
landscaping, aesthetic and functional consiste ncy with adjacent
land use, accessibility from roadways; separate access routes and
facilities for feeder bus, park and
ride, automobile drop-off, pedestrian access).
Convenience (sheltered waiting area,
protected walkways leading to
Efficiency (construction, maintenance,
jury and judging
Entries will be judged on the basis of aesthetic and functional design of the project
with consideration given to both current
and future impact. System Design will be
evaluated in terms of impact on the immediate- envir-onment - and -total environment
over a fifty year period. Item Design will be
judged with particular refe rence to user and
community benefits. The time frame for
performance will be 10 years for bus, 30
years for rail transit car, 50 to 100 years for
buildings and rights-of-way.
A jury including distinguished persons in
the fields of planning, architecture, engineering, sociology, and graphics will be appointed to evaluate entries and recommend
awards to the Secretary. Ralph J. Warburton,
A.I.A., Associate A.LP., Special Assistant to
the Secretary for Urban Design, will serve
as Professional Advisor.
A limited number of Honor Awards will be
given, and in addition several Merit Awa rds
will be made. Award categories are System
Design and Item Design. Suitable cert ificates will be presented by the Secretary to
each entry receiving an award. The certificate will include the names and affiliations
of all those participating in the project
The Department plans to prepare brochures
and other printed materials describing the
program and award winning projects. Therefore, all material submitted for award must
be cleared for release upon submission by
the entrant. No responsibility will be assumed for copyrights or photographic fees.
All photographs and material submitted with
entries will become the property of HUD,
and will be actively used in program development efforts.
time schedule
Entries must be received no later than
January 15, 1968.
Judging will take place in February 1968.
The date of the Awards Cere mony will be
for more information
Additional information may be obtained by
writing to:
Mr. Robert H. McManus, Chairnran Committee on Design Awards in-Urban Transportation
Department of Housing and
Urban Development
1626 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20410
or phoning: 202 - 382 -5374 .
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�check list
The following list is provided as an aid in the proper
preparation of submission. Full instructions on the
preparation of the items noted will be found in your
program announcement.
O Remove all white sheets between (not within) transparent window sleeves.
O Information is. complete.
O Information is accurate as to credits, spelling and
O Insert in first window sleeve, .facing front cover.
Descriptive Data:
O Type. Insert in binder, beginning with second window
Photographs - 8" x 10" - Glossy:
Do not glue, tape, or otherwise adhere photographs
to any backing within window sleeves.
D All photographs and plans are cleared for publication.
D At least one photograph is reproducible.
Horizontal photos D All such photos are to be placed in window
sleeves so that the bottom of the photo is
parallel with the right edge. (In relation to the
inside back cover).
D No transparencies are included.
D Folded to 8½" x 11" size.
O Allow sufficient time to reach the Department by
January 15, 1968.
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\,,,,_,...... W a s h ingto n, D.C. 20410
1968 Urban Transportation Design Awards Program
(Please type)
Date Completed _ __ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ __ _
Entry Submitted By:
Authorized Representative - - - - - - - - - ---- - - -- - -- -- - -- - -- - -Name of Agency - - - -- - -- - - - -- - - -- - - -- -- - - - - -- -- - Address
Phone Number _ __ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ __ __
Please submit the following information as necessary:
Arch itect
Transit Consultant
Address _ _ __ _ __ __ _ __ _ __ _
Signature _ _ __ __ _ _ _ _ _ __ __
Transit Operator
Name _ _ _ __ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ __
Address _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Signature _ __ _ _ _ __ __ _ __ __
Urban Designer
Urban Planner
Name _ _ __ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _
Name _ _ __ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Graphics Designer
Additional Participants
Name _ _ _ __ __ __ __ _ _ _ _ _
Name _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ __

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