EVALUATION OF THE I-95 EXPRESS BUS AND HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE PRIORITY SYSTEM REPORT II-1

This report presents a summary of the evaluation of Phase II of the I-95/NW 7th Avenue Bus/Car Pool Systems Demonstration Project in Miami. Phase II consisted of the evaluation of the effects of the exclusive bus/car pool lanes on I-95, the Golden Glades Park'n'Ride Facility and a direct flyover connector between the Facility and the reserved lanes on I-95. The bus ridership at the end of Phase II was about 900 passenger per day in each direction. This ridership and the existing fare structure was sufficient to generate enough revenue to cover about half of the cost of operation of the express bus system. A higher revenue, cutbacks in the feeder routes, elimination of the less profitable routes and off-peak direction service were suggested as possible means to accomplish a reduction in operating deficit. The addition of the reserved lanes on I-95 produced a reduction in all travel times on I-95. When the reserved lanes were used by buses and three person car pools, the reserved lanes were highly underutilized. When the car pool eligibility was reduced to two persons, the reserved lane carried nearly as many persons per hour as the general lanes but the reserved lanes had a much lower volume to capacity ratio. Other detailed analyses, including an economic viability analysis were also presented in the report. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation in cooperation with U.S. Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration and the Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Florida, Gainesville

    Transportation Research Center, P.O. Box 116580
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611-6580
  • Authors:
    • Wattleworth, J A
    • Courage, K G
    • Long, G
    • Wallace, C E
    • Wolfe, R S
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 140 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-FL-06-0006 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: B.I. 484192/193
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM