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Appendix C - Supporting Materials from Case Studies
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... 54 APPENDIX C Supporting Materials from Case Studies C1 Minnesota Enabling Legislation C2 Minneapolis Shoulder Use Operating Rules C3 Virginia Operating Agreement Regarding Bus Use of Shoulders C4 Miami–Dade County Metropolitan Planning Organization Special Use Lane Study Phase II: Scope of Services C5 Miami–Dade County Shoulder Use Listing of Key Concerns C6 Toronto, Ontario, Bus Driver Training Presentation
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... (b) If the commissioner permits the use of a freeway or expressway shoulder by transit buses, the commissioner shall also permit the use on that shoulder of a bus with a seating capacity of 40 passengers or more operated by a motor carrier of passengers, as defined in section 221.011, subdivision 48, while operating in intrastate commerce.
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... They were formulated with the approval of the State Highway Patrol, and are designed to ensure safe operation. Please abide by these rules.
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... Days and Times of Use: Shoulder use is permitted Monday through Friday during the following times: This letter outlines the common understanding between VDOT and Fairfax County regarding the principles for use of the eastbound Dulles Airport Connector Road widened shoulder by Fairfax Connector buses headed to the West Falls Church (WFC) Metro Station, as requested by Fairfax County letter dated November 6, 1998.
From page 58...
... Farley, VDOT NOVA District Administrator Date XXXX, XXXX County Executive Authorized buses may use the eastbound Dulles Airport Connector Road widened shoulder from east of the Magarity Road overpass to the ramp leading to the WFC Metro Station, where appropriate signs are installed (approx. distance: 1.3 miles)
From page 59...
... These corridors were: I-95, SR-826, SR-836, Biscayne Boulevard, Flagler Street, Kendall Drive, NW 27th Avenue, LeJeune Road, and Douglas Road. Among the alternatives considered for implementation was the establishment of: reversible lanes, HOV lanes, Zipper lanes, and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
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... 2. Establish close coordination with MDT, FDOT District 6, MDX, the Turnpike Enterprise, and the PWD.
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... The consultant will coordinate with the involved entities in obtaining current traffic and roadway data along SR-826 (Palmetto Expressway) , SR-836 (Dolphin Expressway)
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... Evaluate change in the proposed route alignment • Pembroke Lakes Mall to and from the Palmetto Metrorail Station via Flamingo Road and the Palmetto Expressway
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... 3. Recommended engineering options as well as operating alternatives to solve the situations identified in the conflictive locations listed previously.
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... District 6 C Florida Turnpike Enterprise D
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... Some sections of the shoulders along the referred facilities are paved for 10 feet and due to specific design criteria are not considered travel lanes. A travel lane of less than 12 feet is not considered without a written and approved design exception from the Florida Department of Transportation Central Office.


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