FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR BUS RAPID TRANSIT IN THE SHIRLEY HIGHWAY CORRIDOR

THE OBJECTIVES ARE TO DETERMINE (1) IF BUS RAPID TRANSIT (HIGH-SPEED EXPRESS SERVICE) CAN BE INSITITUTED IN THE SHIRLEY HIGHWAY CORRIDOR AND, IF SO, THE FORM SUCH SERVICE SHOULD TAKE; (2) THE PATRONAGE ATTRACTED TO THE IMPROVED TRANSIT SERVICE ON AN INTERIM AND LONG-RANGE BASIS; (3) THE EFFECT OF THE SERVICE ON HIGHWAY SERVICE AND USE IN THE CORRIDOR. THE RESULTS OF THE STUDIES WOULD BE UTILIZED TO ENSURE THE BEST MIX OF AUTO AND BUS USE AND PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE OVERALL TRANSPORTATION SERVICE IN THIS AND SIMILAR TRAFFIC CORRIDORS. TO MEET THESE OBJECTIVES, A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF HIGHWAY OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS FOR THE SHIRLEY HIGHWAY CORRIDOR WAS DEVELOPED. BUS TRANSIT OPERATIONS AND PATRONAGE FIGURES WERE ANALYZED. AUTO AND BUS SURVEYS WERE CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE TRAVEL PATTERNS. ALL OF THESE COUPLED WITH THE CURRENT AND PROJECTED SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONDITIONS PROVIDED THE BASIS FOR SELECTION OF TWO ALTERNATIVE EXPRESS BUS PLANS. A COST/BENEFIT ANALYSIS WAS CONDUCTED AND A PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE WAS SELECTED. EXPRESS BUS ROUTES AND "PARK AND RIDE" LOCATIONS WERE RECOMMENDED AND A FINANCING AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN WAS PROVIDED. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Metro Washington Council of Governments

    ,    

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bergendoff
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-6876
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1981 12:00AM