A study was conducted to ascertain whether or not an arterial bus priority treatment affects the cost of bus operations. Arterial priority treatments were evaluated for the effectiveness of operations within the Central Business District. Bus operating costs affected by the benefits of an arterial priority treatment were discussed. A case study using the Benning Line of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Auth. Metrobus System was then undertaken to illustrate the impact of the arterial priority treatment upon bus operating costs. The results indicate a potential for significant savings in bus operating costs. Briefly, the results show an annual savings of approximately $8,800 due to the implementation of a priority treatment along one mile of an arterial in downtown Washington, D.C. This compared to an arterial priority treatment capital cost of about $10,000 per mile.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transit Development Corporation, Incorporated

    1730 M Street, NW, Suite 911
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hirsh, M S
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TDC-BUS-75-1 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 3 1981 12:00AM