THE ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE OF AN EXPRESS BUS SYSTEM

The first phase is reported of a 2-phase project to implement, operate and evaluate various strategies for providing high standard bus and car pool service through a transportation corridor of North Dade County, Miami. The priority techniques studied included the following: exclusive, reversible bus lane in the center of the roadway; bus preemption of traffic signals; and progression on traffic signals. These were tested in different combinations. Two primary measures of effectiveness were used: operating costs and revenues. It was found that relatively low bus usage along with the high percentages of vehicle-miles and vehicle-hours expended in nonrevenue producing travel resulted in an operating cost which was about 3 times the income. Further findings relating to the feeder route service, success of the various routes, times of service and the fare structure are presented. Recommendations for reducing the operating deficits are offered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The preparation of this report was financed in part by DOT, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers

    1627 Eye Street, NW, Suite 600
    Washington, DC  USA  20006
  • Authors:
    • Wallace, C E
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 27-31
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 8 1981 12:00AM