This report describes and evaluates alternative bus rapid transit systems in densely developed urban areas. It reviews the state-of-the-art, identifies significant options and technologies, and assesses their cost, service, and community impacts. It is intended as a guide for community leaders and transportation planners interested in providing fast, reliable metropolitan bus rapid transit service. Bus rapid transit is feasible from operational, capacity and environmental points of view. Service can be provided on-street where land-use and traffic conditions permit. Contra-flow curb bus lanes lanes on one-way streets, or lanes in the median of a wide street, are more effective than reserved curb lanes in the normal traffic flow direction. The bus-only street, where it can be implemented, is the most effective surface rapid transit option. Bus subways are technically feasible and should be developed where on-street service cannot provide the desired schedule reliability and the needed capacity to attract passengers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Smith (Wilbur) and Associates

    4500 Jackson Avenue
    Columbia, SC  United States  29203
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 187 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1981 12:00AM