I-95/NW 7TH AVENUE BUS/CAR POOL SYSTEMS DEMONSTRATION PROJECT REPORT I-1. EVALUATION OF THE NW 7TH AVENUE EXPRESS BUS AND BUS PRIORITY SYSTEMS

This report presents a summary of the evaluation of Phase I of the I-95/NW 7th Avenue Bus/Car Pool Systems Demonstration Project in Miami. The twenty-six month Phase I evaluation consisted of evaluation of several techniques for providing express buses with a priority service on an urban arterial street. Four bus priority systems were implemented and evaluated on NW 7th Avenue in Miami. These systems were: buses with traffic signal preemption capability in mixed mode operation; buses with traffic signal preemption capability in a reversible exclusive bus lane; buses in the exclusive lane with traffic signal progression; and buses with traffic signal preemption capability in the exclusive lane with traffic signal progression. For the traffic pattern and geometric configuration on NW 7th Avenue, it was found that the travel times for both buses and autos were reduced under each of the priority treatments. Auto accident rates were unaffected but the provision of the exclusive bus lane introduced some problems with bus accidents. Buses moved up to 25% of the passengers and represented less than 2% of the vehicles in the traffic stream. The express bus system achieved a modal split of 8.6% of the potential trips. Several inefficiencies in the transit system reduced the economic viability of the transit service.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Rept No. 2, PB-291138. Sponsored in part by Florida State Dept. of Transportation, Tallahassee.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Florida, Gainesville

    Transportation Research Center, P.O. Box 116580
    Gainesville, FL  USA  32611-6580

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Service & Method Demonstration, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Florida Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 1029
    Gainesville, FL  USA  32602
  • Authors:
    • Wattleworth, J A
    • Courage, K G
    • Wallace, C E
    • Wolfe, R S
    • Reaves, D P
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 131 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-FL-00067-78-1 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2003 12:00AM