Red Bus Lane Treatment Evaluation

Since 2008, New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) has implemented red-colored bus lanes as part of its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) program with New York City Transit (NYCT), and both agencies found that red treatment is effective at reducing unauthorized bus lane usage. DOT is seeking to improve the durability and cost-effectiveness of its preferred red lane treatment, and in 2010, began to research high performance red lane products and installation processes for different road surfaces. This paper presents the methods and findings from field and lab tests to evaluate red bus lane treatments for DOT. Field evaluations included long-term observations of various products used on bus-only lanes, as well as durability and skid resistance testing. Indoor tests assessed durability and skid resistance. Results indicate that a red epoxy-based paint, an epoxy with red aggregate product, and a red asphalt concrete-based micro surface performed well across all field and lab tests.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 132-141
  • Monograph Title: T&DI Congress 2014: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01531790
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413586
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 2 2014 3:01PM