ANALYSIS OF PREFERENTIAL BUS TREATMENT ON ARLINGTON BOULEVARD AND COLUMBIA PIKE

Arlington Boulevard (U.S. Route 50) and Columbia Pike (Va Route 244) were analyzed separately from a veiwpoint of preferential treatment. In each case the existing levels of bus service and delays were considered along with the plans for both bus service and highway upgrading. Arlington Boulevard analysis considered several alternatives (connection and upgrading of discontinuous parallel service roads into bus lanes; creation of unbalanced flow by using one lane in the off-peak direction as a "contra-flow" bus lane; strengthen and upgrade the shoulders along the existing roadway to use as bus lanes) and found that there was considerable potential for preferential bus movement. The Columbia Pike study showed that priority bus lanes were not necessary at the present time. The installation of shelters and addition of service along the route was recommended.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The preparation of this report has been financed in part through a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Northern Virginia Transportation Commission

    2009 North 14th Street, Suite 300
    Arlington, VA  USA  22201
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

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

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM