I-95/NW 7TH AVENUE BUS/CAR POOL SYSTEMS DEMONSTRATION PROJECT REPORT I-9. ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF THE NW 7TH AVENUE EXPRESS BUS OPERATION

Several priority techniques were tested in Miami, Florida, to demonstrate methods of providing preferential treatment for express buses on an arterial highway (NW 7th Avenue). The techniques implemented and evaluated included express bus preemption of traffic signals, progression of traffic signals to favor express flow and a reversible, exclusive lane for the express buses. Also included in the Project was a new park'n'ride lot and deluxe buses for the transit service. All of the priority techniques proved to be highly successful in improving the quality of transit service, particularly in terms of travel time advantages. However, the cost of several of the priority treatment strategies was quite high, both to implement and to operate. The benefits derived were in terms of reductions in vehicle miles per person, and total passenger hours per person in the corridor. Economic analyses were conducted to determine the economic viability of the transit service, the cost trade-off for express transit users and the total system cost effectiveness.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Rept. No. 1, PB-291137. 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  United States  32611-6580

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

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

    Florida Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 1029
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32602
  • Authors:
    • Wallace, C E
    • Wattleworth, J A
    • Courage, K G
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-FL-06-0006-78-9Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2003 12:00AM