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... 2-1 CHAPTER 2 PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS This chapter sets forth the planning considerations that underlie BRT development. It gives guidelines for a basic planning process, indicates when (and where)
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... 2-2 may require demonstrating that sufficient capacity exists in the corridor to accommodate one or more lanes for BRT vehicles, without decreasing capacity for peakhour vehicular traffic. Providing effective downtown distribution for buses also may pose problems.
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... • Simpler procurement practices for both construction and vehicles; • Shorter implementation periods; • The ability to start construction on key sections first, such as segments that provide congestion relief or are the easiest to build, and still provide integrated service for an entire corridor; • No requirements for additional organizational structures such as those usually associated with building and operating rail systems; • Greater flexibility for off-line stations that can increase capacity; • The ability to use existing roads and streets when an incident occurs that would otherwise cause major disruption in service; • A variety of competitive vehicle suppliers and less need for conformity in vehicle procurement; and • Less expensive vehicles, even when accounting for capacity and service life differences. The main technical advantage of rail transit is its ability to run high-capacity trains in high-volume corridors.
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... • Costs -- total project cost (capital and operating) , measures of cost-effectiveness (e.g., operating and capital cost per passenger trip or passenger mile for each alternative)
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... out the day (at least 16 hours)
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... 2-6 benefits to the community, the urban travelers (especially the transit rider) , and the transit agency.
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... 5. Commuter (HOV)
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... 2-8 Neighborhood Streets BRT Lanes Commercial Downtown Regional Shopping MallEvery stop BRT stops only Figure 2-2. Typical BRT route.

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