Research and planning were undertaken to identify opportunities and potential demand for the development of preferential facilities for high-occupancy vehicles in Southern California. Preferential facilities include normal or contraflow preferential lanes on existing freeways; exclusive curb, median, contraflow, or reversible lanes on arterials; freeway ramp metering; and associated park-and-ride sites. The treatments were evaluated according to time and cost savings for bus and car-pool users; service deterioration of vehicles with low occupancy; highway agency benefits of capacity improvements and added costs; transit operator patronage, reliability benefits, and increased costs; and community benefits in vehicle mile (vehicle kilometer) and person-minute reductions. Additional objectives were to prepare a comprehensive plan and to supply guidelines for design implementation. A short-range demand forecasting procedure is described, focusing on travel market segmentation and time savings estimates. Results of an impact measurement procedure for a detailed preferential treatment are shown to support recommendations for pilot implementation of a total plan covering 28 service areas, 16 preferential lane treatments, and 485 additional buses.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-12
  • Monograph Title: Regional bus transportation
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129343
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902451X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1981 12:00AM