This report documents a part of the Urban Corridor Demonstration Program wholly funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation under the supervision of the Falls of the Ohio Metropolitan Council of Governments. The objective of the Program is to demonstrate whether transportation problems in an intensely developed corridor of an urban area can be effectively alleviated through implementation of innovative solutions. The report documents the evaluation of the transit improvement program for Louisville's South Corridor. The reverse direction, exclusive lane express bus service operating in the Corridor began in October 1971 and averaged approximately 12,500 riders per month with all but the first 2 months not diviating 10 percent from this average. During the same period the metropolitan-wide system experienced a 20 percent decline. Eight critical intersections in the southern part of the Corridor were equipped with Opticom, a traffic signal preemptive device. The express buses were equipped with emmiters to control the signals at the eight intersections. The express bus with Opticom experienced a 9 to 19 percent time saving over express buses without Opticom and a 17 to 26 percent time saving over the local buses operating in the Corridor. The Opticom equipment did not significantly interfere with the traffic flow at the intersections. Forty-seven bus shelters were installed at 43 locations in the Corridor. The shelters were well received by the public; however, no significant change in loading patterns was measured.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency

    914 East Broadway
    Louisville, KY  United States  40204
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261831
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FH-11-7928 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: FH-11-7928
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM