Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System Traffic Impact Analysis Case Study: Proposed METRORapid Inner Katy BRT System in Houston

The METRORapid Inner Katy Project proposes an exclusive bi-directional guideway for rapid transit and regional express buses connecting riders to destinations between the Northwest Transit Center and major districts and employment centers in downtown Houston. The approximately 7.6-mi. Inner Katy Project alignment will travel through various parts of Houston from an elevated guideway parallel to Interstate 10—a major freeway facility to the downtown area where it would be interlined with existing light rail transit service along surface streets with signalized intersections. This study focused on the analysis of traffic impacts for the Interstate 10 Inner Katy corridor from west of Interstate 610 to the east of Taylor Street including the central business district ramp, which directly connects to downtown Houston. Highway Capacity Software was used to determine the anticipated performance of the proposed BRT guideway. Results showed that the proposed BRT service would have minimal impacts to no-build traffic and transit conditions.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 577-589
  • Monograph Title: International Conference on Transportation and Development 2023: Transportation Planning, Operations, and Transit

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  • Accession Number: 01887264
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784484883
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2023 9:37AM