Evaluation of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area Express (MAX): Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project 2006

This document was prepared for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation. It presents an evaluation of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project and is one of a series of case study evaluations of BRT systems that comprise the national BRT Consortium. The content of this document follows the Guidelines for the Evaluation of Bus Rapid Transit Demonstration Projects developed by the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. The specific elements that are the focus of the MAX BRT evaluation are derived from the Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision Making published by the FTA in August 2004. These include running ways, stations, vehicles, fare collection, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and service and operating plans. The objectives of the evaluation are to determine extent and impact of travel time improvements and system reliability; measure ridership changes; evaluate impacts of BRT technologies; assess role of branding and marketing; examine how MAX has affected the wider Las Vegas transportation network; determine effect of MAX on land use and transit oriented development (TOD); and evaluate overall safety and security of MAX. The report also offers a number of lessons learned from the MAX program.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Pagination: 104p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01049328
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA-DC-26-7248-2006.1
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 2007 11:56AM