PUBLIC REACTION TO PRIORITY LANE FOR BUSES AND CAR POOLS IN MIAMI

A series of user surveys was conducted in conjunction with an evaluation of a bus-and-car-pool priority lane on I-95 in Miami. The groups surveyed included (a) express bus passengers, (b) express bus drivers, (c) car poolers, (d) other I-95 motorists, and (e) motorists using the I-95 corridor. Analyses of the survey results indicated that the bus-and-car-pool priority-lane concept was well received by all road-user groups. Despite some concerns about specific operational or physical aspects of the system, no group expressed dissatisfaction with it, and those who were qualified to use the priority lane were strongly supportive. Specific survey findings included the following: (a) more than half of all groups (50 to 94 percent) felt that the priority-lane system should remain in operation, (b) the existence of the priority lane was ranked second in importance among all system features by both bus passengers and car poolers, (c) all groups indicated a high degree of concern over use of the lane by nonqualified motorists, and (d) the existence of the priority lane was well established in the minds of all road-user groups surveyed, but the recognition and understanding of the reserved-lane diamond symbol was low. /Authors/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 16-24
  • Monograph Title: Urban system operation and freeways
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028272
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM