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.
- See also Rept. No. 1, PB-291137. Sponsored in part by Florida State Dept. of Transportation, Tallahassee.
University of Florida, GainesvilleTransportation Research Center, P.O. Box 116580
Gainesville, FL USA 32611-6580
Urban Mass Transportation AdministrationOffice of Service & Method Demonstration, 400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20590
Gainesville, FL USA 32602
- Wallace, C E
- Wattleworth, J A
- Courage, K G
- Publication Date: 1978-9
- Pagination: 27 p.
- TRT Terms: Bus lanes; Bus priority; Buses; Carpools; Cost effectiveness; Demonstration projects; Economic analysis; Express buses; Expressways; Fringe parking; Highway traffic control; Performance evaluations; Traffic engineering; Traffic flow; Traffic signal control systems; Traffic signal controllers; Traffic signals; Travel time; Urban transportation
- Identifier Terms: Interstate Highway System
- Geographic Terms: Florida; Miami (Florida)
- Old TRIS Terms: Operating strategies
- Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation;
- 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