EFFECTIVENESS OF TRANSIT OPERATIONS IN TEXAS CITIES

This report is divided into 2 parts. Part I presents a set of generalized planning guidelines to assist transit properties in developing a transit performance monitoring system which can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the services they provide. Included in the guidelines are sections detailing the following: 1) Potential uses of performance evaluation; 2) Establishment of goals and objectives; 3) A review of transit performance indicators; 4) Data needs; 5) Frequency of evaluation; and 6) Implementation of evaluative procedures. Part II of this report presents the results of a detailed evaluation of the effectiveness of the I-45 North Freeway contraflow lane in Houston, Texas. This evaluation addressed the following areas of concern: 1) Start up and operating cost; 2) Operation of the contraflow; 3) support facilities; 4) Ridership; 5) Enforcement and accidents; 6) Effect on traffic congestion, fuel consumption and air pollution; 7) Effect on modal split; and 8) User and nonuser attitudes toward priority treatment. In addition, a set of generalized planning guidelines for use in planning and implementing contraflow operations in other urban areas of Texas was developed based on North Freeway contraflow lane experience.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transportation

    Transportation Planning Division, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bullard, D L
  • Publication Date: 1984-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 255 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393512
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA/TX-84/1077-1F Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: Study 2-10-84-1077
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 29 1985 12:00AM