Guide for Geometric Design of Transit Facilities on Highways and Streets

This design guide provides a single, comprehensive reference to help transportation planners integrate transit facilities into the roadway environment. This guide summarizes current best practice in the geometric design of transit facilities on streets and highways. The facilities covered include: local buses, express buses, and bus rapid transit operating in mixed traffic, bus lanes, and high-occupancy vehicle lanes, and bus-only roads within street and freeway environments. The guide also covers streetcars and light rail transit running in mixed traffic and transit lanes, and within medians along arterial roadways. The guidelines are based on a review of relevant American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Transportation Research Board, and Institute of Transportation Engineers documents, as well as design reports provided by various transit agencies. After an introductory chapter, the chapter titles are: Planning and Decision-Making; Design Parameters and Controls; Bus Facilities on Limited Access Highways; Guidelines for Bus Facilities on Streets and Roadways; Light Rail and Streetcar Facilities on Streets and Highways; and Pedestrian and Bicycle Access.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Glossary; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 436p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01535233
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781560514763
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication Code: TVF-1
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2014 2:29PM