URBAN CORRIDOR DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. MANHATTAN CBD - NORTH JERSEY CORRIDOR CBD BUS ROUTE
The project concentrated on the implementation, demonstration, and evaluation efforts necessary to modify two existing CBD bus transit routes. This project linked the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the major transfer facility for commuter bus travel from New Jersey to midtown Manhattan, with destinations poorly served by the CBD transit system by diverting buses from portions of the existing routes with low patronage levels. This problem was previously identified by a planning study also performed for the Urban Corridor Demonstration Program. After 20 months of operation, the more successful reroute has 2100 peak-period passengers boarding at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Passengers surveys revealed between one-quarter and one-third were new transit riders. Nearly three-quarters of all passengers felt their trips were faster or more enjoyable than their previous modes. Both reroutes are not permanent components of New York City's transit system. The project demonstrated that minor modifications to existing transit routes can produce significant patronage increases.
New York City Transit Authority370 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States 11201
- Ruby, D D
- Publication Date: 1974-11
- Pagination: 24 p.
- TRT Terms: Bus transportation; Buses; Central business districts; Commuting; Demonstration projects; Energy; Peak periods; Ridership; Routes; Transfers
- Subject Areas: Energy; Finance; Highways; Motor Carriers; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00084986
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: TS-7970 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7778
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 1 1982 12:00AM