METRO-DADE TRANSIT AGENCY (MDTA) METROMOVER EXTENSIONS SURVEY AND ANALYSIS. FINAL REPORT

The Omni and Brickell extensions of the Metro-Dade Transit Agency (MDTA) Metromover opened for revenue service on May 27, 1994. Based on the Metromover Final Environmental Impact Statement and previous work completed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) related to Metrobus route truncations associated with the opening of the Metromover extensions, Metrobus routes are planned for truncation at the Omni and Brickell Metromover Stations. Route "A" was truncated at the Omni terminal for the May 27th opening. All of the Omni and Brickell corridor routes are candidates for ultimate route truncation. In a previous report, CUTR recommended that the route truncations occur over a two-year period to minimize the impacts on Metrobus riders. Further, it was recommended that MDTA monitor Metrobus and Metromover ridership and transfer activity after the opening of the mover extensions and the first phase of route truncations to see if patrons of the truncated Metrobus routes are transferring to the Metromover or to another bus destined to the CBD, and if patrons of non-truncated Metrobus routes are transferring to the Metromover. Based on the travel behavior of the riders and other efficiency considerations, a decision regarding which additional Metrobus routes to truncate can be made. The purpose of this project was to (1) monitor the bus to mover, bus to bus, and mover to bus transfer activity at both the Omni and Brickell Metromover Stations after the opening of the Metromover extensions, (2) survey bus and mover riders at the Omni and Brickell Stations to analyze the impacts of the mover openings, including transfers and station destination, and (3) based on the previous information, continue to update the prioritization of Metrobus route truncation. This effort was intended to track the travel behavior of patrons over the first few months of service on the Metromover extensions. Based on the information presented in this report, no changes are recommended to the current prioritization process or priorities as established in the previous technical report. Data have shown the importance of travel time and the negative attitudes towards transferring. However, based on the number of patrons accessing the Metromover from Metrobus, it is obvious that Omni Metrobus users are much more likely to adjust to route truncation at the Omni Station due to the proximity of the mover platform, as opposed to the long distance walk from the bus stops to the mover platform at the Brickell Station.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Metro-Dade Transit Agency.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Center for Urban Transportation Research, 4202 East Fowler Avenue
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620-5375
  • Publication Date: 1994-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 8 1995 12:00AM