Cleveland's Euclid Corridor Rests Its Hopes on BRT

Cleveland's Euclid Corridor Bus Rapid Transit project is one more step closer to reality after more than 20 years of planning as a result of an $82.2-million funding commitment from the federal government. It involves an entire section of the downtown area that is being rebuilt to be more transit-friendly, accommodating the central business district and University Circle. A signature vehicle for the project is a 60-plus-foot articulated diesel-electric hybrid, which has gone into production. Construction on the corridor is expected to last four years, with stations instead of stops, precision docking, off-board fare collection and rail-like vehicles, rather than traditional "breadbox" buses. The bus model has a smaller engine connected to an electric motor that in turn feeds the drivetrain, providing high torque at lower speeds. It also reduces emissions and regulates fuel consumption based on speed. The buses will operate in exclusive lanes, with traffic signal priority.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 48-49
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  • Accession Number: 01015031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 7 2005 6:22PM