Operating problems experience by transit buses in Seattle were analyzed and feasible improvements were developed. An express and one local bus service was studied to evaluate alternative routes and to identify problem locations. By analyzing available origin and destination data, it was detrmined that the number of CBD passengers would justify eleven more express buses during the peak period. The selection of the best express bus corridor was dependent on the fastest and best transit route within the CBD. Operating problems of the local bus service within the corridor were studied to identify the location which will provide the most reduction in transit delay. Several sources of information which identified the location of transit bus delay problems were studied and analyzed for potential traffic engineering solutions. Recommended improvement projects were prioritized and preliminary cost estimates were prepared.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The preparation of this report was financed in part through a Coordinated Support Program: Mass Transportation Technical Studies Grant.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Seattle Engineering Department

    600 4th Street, Traffic and Transportation Division
    Seattle, WA  United States  98104
  • Publication Date: 1976-7-31

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2000 12:00AM