METROMOVER EXTENSIONS AND DOWNTOWN BUS SERVICE IN MIAMI

The results of survey of feeder bus service in the Miami Central Business District (CBD) serving the elevated Miami Metromover downtown fixed-guideway circulator system are analyzed. Two extension legs of the Metromover (Omni and Brickell) opened in May 1994. The original plans for the Metromover extensions recommended that all CBD-oriented bus routes that operated in proximity to the new extensions be truncated at those locations. According to the original plans, the Metromover would become the major collector and distributor for Metrobus routes serving the CBD, as it currently functions for the Metrorail service. The purpose of this study was (a) to present the current operating characteristics of Metrobus service to and within the Miami CBD, (b) to analyze the impacts on existing bus riders for both travel time and cost introduced by the transfers from bus to mover on the opening of the new extensions, and (c) to set priorities on bus routes for potential truncation. The report's recommendations include an incremental approach for route truncation, with the prioritization process developed in this study as a guide. This process considers ridership, percentage of riders who are elderly or have a physical disability, transfer activity, and differences in travel time. It is also suggested that service kilometers reduced as a result of route truncation be put back into Metrobus service.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 3-13
  • Monograph Title: Public transportation 1995: current research in operations
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715520
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309061652
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1996 12:00AM