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Bus Rapid Transit and Its Place in Suburbia

Is a suburban city like Rancho Cucamonga a good candidate for Bus Rapid Transit?

Joy Fuller

on 12 May 2010

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Transcript of Bus Rapid Transit and Its Place in Suburbia

Bus Rapid Transit + Suburbia? A PPD360 Presentation By Obiageli Owu When you think of buses...what comes to mind? "It takes up too much of my time" "at night, the buses are empty and it doesn't feel safe" "The bus stops are out of the way" "People that take the bus have no other means of transportation" Bus Rapid Transit articulated buses dedicated arterials advanced fare collection same or raised-level boarding integration of bikes and pedestrians I.T.S. timing at stops easier access for elderly and handicapped makes it simpler for passengers to plan trips buses can move up to 20% faster outside of main traffic faster boarding higher capacity of passengers well...what about.. These elements make BRT... FASTER CHEAPER MORE CONVENIENT ...which appeals to the average user, who thinks of time, cost, convenience and safety in terms of transportation means. reduced headways faster service International examples of successful implementation of BRT Le Mobilien - Paris reserved lanes
articulated buses
raised boarding sites
cyclists/taxis allowed in bus lanes
Navigo ticketing system
connects to rail, tram and metro lines TransMilenio - Bogotá integration of bikes into system
free bike storage for users
users ride the feeder buses for free until they transfer to the trunk lines, the core of the system
high quality of service
1.6 million trips per day, the equivalent capacity of a subway

TransMilenio - Bogotá Le Mobilien - Paris Domestic examples of BRT EmX - Eugene, OR prime example of BRT in a small-city environment
EmX increased corridor ridership from 2,700 to 4,700
60% of route includes dedicated median transitway
rest of route includes at-grade, separated curbside bus lanes
bi-articulated buses with multiple door entry on both sides
buses can carry up to three bikes and can accomodate three wheelchairs

Orange Line - San Fernando Valley runs from Canoga Park to North Hollywood Transit Center
14 miles of exclusive bus lanes with 14 stations
bi-articulated buses
timed with Metro Red Line
off-board fare collection
near-grade boarding
integration of lanes for bicyclists and pedestrians
maximum speeds of 55 mi/hr
plans to extend the line to Chatsworth MetroLink station
Recommendations for implementing BRT in Los Angeles and its surrounding suburban areas Implement BRT on major transit corridors that connect to suburban transit nodes
Median transitways for boarding and egress
Off-board fare collection
dedicated bus lanes throughout feeder routes and if possible in trunk routes
media campaign to encourage bus ridership

The End special thanks to:
Google Images
www.gobrt.org Bus Rapid Transit and Suburbia common perceptions of buses
what makes bus rapid transit different
international examples of bus rapid transit
examples of bus rapid transit in the US
recommendations for implementation in Los Angeles and its surrounding areas
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