THE EVALUATION OF THE SHIRLEY HIGHWAY EXPRESS-BUS-ON-FREEWAY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT

The primary goal of the project was to demonstrate that express bus-on-freeway operations can improve the quality of bus service and lead to an increase in the people moving capability of peak period transportation facilities for an entire urban corridor. Other project goals were to demonstrate the effectiveness of this technology as a means of reducing auto pollutant emissions and gasoline consumption, improving the mobility of the transportation disadvantaged and the economic condition of the transit operator. An analysis of bus operations is presented which shows that the project effected an improvement in the quality of the Corridor bus service, evidenced by the reduction in travel times by bus, and the increase in both the reliability and the coverage of the bus system.

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    National Bureau of Standards

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    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

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  • Authors:
    • McQueen, J T
    • Levinsohm, D M
    • Waksman, R
    • Miller, G K
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

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  • Pagination: 154 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00093910
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., UMTA-DC-06-0110-75-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-306
  • Files: NTIS, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 10 2003 12:00AM