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... 8-1 CHAPTER 8 BUS OPERATIONS AND SERVICE BRT service should be clear, direct, frequent, and rapid. Service design should meet customer needs while also attracting new riders.
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... 8-2 • Along expressways, in both mixed traffic and reserved lanes, express bus service may be provided. This service may operate all day (as along Lake Shore Drive in Chicago)
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... • The backbone peak-hour service on the South MiamiDade Busway is provided by three express routes, with 15-minute service on each. • Ottawa's all-stop 95 and 97 Transitway routes each operate at 4 to 5 minutes peak and 5 to 6 minutes off peak.
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... 8-2.4.1. Number of Routes An important advantage of BRT is its ability to provide point-to-point one-seat rides because of the relatively small size of the basic service unit as compared with rail transit systems.
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... Figure 8-2. Service pattern for Vancouver's #98 B-line.
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... 8-6 1 mile along grade-separated busway stations results in a 22- to 25-mile-per-hour operating speed; however, when the spacing is increased to 2 miles, the speed increases to 40 to 44 miles per hour, as shown in Table 8-3. Figure 8-7 shows how arterial street bus speeds (stop-andgo operations)
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... 8-3.1. Fare Structure BRT fares should be integrated with fares for the rest of the bus system, but BRT fares do not necessarily have to be the same.
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... A. Base Travel Time Rates/Minutes Per Mile Average Dwell Time Stops Per Mile Per Stop (sec.)
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... 8-9 should be achieved by off-board (preferred) or on-board multidoor payment.
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... 8-10 enue loss from trunk line BRT passengers and high dwell times, which could result in delay to customers.
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... Smart Cards. ITS smart card technology, as described in Chapter 7, can allow simultaneous on-board fare payment and multiple door boarding without increasing revenue loss.
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... 8-12 bols such as "RAPID" or "R" could be placed on BRT vehicle side and destination signs. A supplementary designation such as "Limited," "All-Stop," or "Express," ("X")
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... 8-13 Figure 8-10. Example of simple display of route information.
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... Figure 8-12. Illustrative BRT schedule.
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... Figure 8-14. Marketing materials for busways in Vancouver and Brisbane.
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... 8-4.4.2. Joint Promotions Joint promotions with noncompeting businesses should be encouraged.

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