URBAN CORRIDOR DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM; INTERSTATE 495, EXCLUSIVE BUS LANE

THE LAST IN A SERIES OF REPORTS ABOUT THE EXCLUSIVE LANE FOR BUSES TRAVELING EAST OVER I-495 FROM THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE TO THE LINCOLN TUNNEL DETAILS THE OVERALL SUCCESS OF THIS EXPERIMENT. OPENED IN DECEMBER 1970, AFTER A SEQUENCE OF STUDIES AND TESTING DATING BACK TO 1963, BY 1971 ALONE, MORE THAN 8.7 MILLION PASSENGERS IN 206,000 BUSES HAD SAVED AN AVERAGE OF 10-25 MINUTES APIECE IN THEIR MORNING TRIPS INTO NEW YORK CITY. THE REPORT COVERS THE MINUTIA OF PLANNING AND OPERATING THE LANE, FROM IMPLEMENTATION -- ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE, COORDINATION OF JURISDICTIONS, OPERATING PLAN, TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICES, ETC. -- TO ACTUAL OPERATIONS, COVERING PARTICULARS IN SUCH AREAS AS STOPPAGES ON THE LANE AND THE LANE'S SAFETY RECORD AND OPERATING PROCEDURES. ALSO, THE REPORT EXAMINES THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF THE EXCLUSIVE LANE, EVALUATES THE LANE FROM TRAFFIC AND ATTITUDINAL VIEWPOINTS, PRESENTS THE PLAN FOR THE PERMANENT OPERATION OF THE LANE, AND REACHES OVERALL CONCLUSIONS. FINALLY, THERE IS A CHRONOLOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDED THAT LISTS THE PUBLICATIONS ABOUT THE LANE.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tri-State Regional Planning Commission

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  USA  10007
  • Authors:
    • Goodman, L
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00226692
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 8 1973 12:00AM