This is the final report completing the evaluation of the San Bernardino Freeway Express Busway in the operational mode of exclusive use by buses. The San Bernardino Freeway Express Busway is an 11-mile, double-lane, exclusive roadway for buses connecting downtown Los Angeles to the City of El Monte. The busway lanes, which were built in the median strip of land, at some points, alongside the freeway, are physically separated by concrete and flexible barriers from those lanes which serve automobile traffic, making it a bus rapid transit system. This $57 million system is the most complete facility of its kind in the country, having off-line stations, park-ride facilities, double (bi-directional) bus lanes, feeder bus lines, and a downtown reserved (contraflow) lane. The Busway offers a service that is competitive with automobile commuting on the semi-congested freeway. The running time on the 11.2 mile busway, including two intermediate station stops, is 14 minutes. The project is part of the SCAG High Occupancy Vehicle Program consisting of transportation measures for improving air quality and energy conservation, and includes preferential treatment for high occupancy vehicles on freeways and major arterials, carpool action programs and transit development strategies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Crain and Associates, Menlo Park, Calif.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southern California Association of Governments

    1111 West Sixth Street
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90017

    Crain and Associates

    120 Santo Margarita Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  United States  94025

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 187 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174674
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTACA-09-0022
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 2002 12:00AM