TRAFFIC CONTROL OF CAR POOLS AND BUSES ON PRIORITY LANES ON INTERSTATE 95 IN MIAMI

This report covers the evaluation of a bus/car pool priority project using a newly constructed lane on Interstate 95 in Miami, Florida as a priority lane for high occupany vehicles (HOV's). The physical and operational aspects of the system are described and the results of several studies are presented. Field studies were carried out to determine the effect of variations in signing and marking parameters. Questionnaire studies were performed to assess the attitudes of various road user groups regarding the operation of the system. The safety-related aspects (violations, enforcement and accidents) were also investigated. It was concluded in general that the system produced significant operational improvement. It was well accepted by the public although the enforcement of the car pool occupancy requirement proved to be a major problem. Minor variations is signing and marking parameters showed little, if any, measurable effect on the operation of the system. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation and prepared in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Florida, Gainesville

    Transportation Research Center, P.O. Box 116580
    Gainesville, FL  USA  32611-6580
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 109 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77-148 Final Rpt., FCP 32D1-504
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8541
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM