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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Page 2-1 Planning Framework CHAPTER 2. PLANNING FRAMEWORK INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW BRT should be an outgrowth of a planning and development process that stresses solving demonstrated current and forecast future problems and related needs.
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Planning Framework Page 2-2 Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide strategies may be implemented by the transit agencies in conjunction with highway and street traffic agencies. The SAFETEA-LU legislation requires a less rigorous alternatives analysis and FTA evaluation process for projects where less than $75 million of federal funds is requested.
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Page 2-3 Planning Framework "reasonable range of alternatives" has translated into the development and analysis of BRT options that usually cover a range of technological sophistication and costs. This chapter gives general guidelines for applying the alternatives analysis procedures to BRT.
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Planning Framework Page 2-4 Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Establish Goals and Objectives (Transportation-Related, Quality of Life) Evaluate Current Problems and Future Challenges Identify Investment Alternatives Evaluate Alternatives Decide on Mode and General Alignment SOURCE: TCRP A-23A project team EXHIBIT 2-2 Alternatives Analysis Process Based on the analysis of the TSM alternatives, one or more rapid transit alternatives should be identified and analyzed.
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Page 2-5 Planning Framework example, is transit service slow, overcrowded, and unreliable? Where is recurrent congestion that might be reduced by new transit or highway investments?
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Planning Framework Page 2-6 Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Non-Stop All Stops Limited Stops All Stops Limited Stops All Stops Limited Stops Limited Stops All Stops All Stops A A B B P P P P P Mixed Traffic Busw ay or Bus Lane Freew ay HOV Lane Rail Line Central Business District Station Park-and-Ride Lot 1. Single Route 2.
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Page 2-7 Planning Framework features, existing/planned rail operations, and any other constraints to developing the corridor for BRT. Assessment of on-street running way opportunities should address the feasibility of developing bus lanes along the curb vs.
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Planning Framework Page 2-8 Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide transit, particularly in relation to transit's competitiveness with driving. The public frequently associates "bus rapid transit" with conventional local bus service.
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Page 2-9 Planning Framework potential self-service fare collection, along with fewer stops. Travel time savings for transit users resulting from the new BRT service should be translated into cost savings by applying value of time assumptions.
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Planning Framework Page 2-10 Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Route/Alignment/Transit Preferential Treatments At the refined options stage, the specific route and alignment for the BRT service should be identified. This process will include identifying a specific on- or off-street alignment and a design treatment for the running way, as well as transit preferential treatment strategies (e.g., TSP, queue jumps/bypass lanes, curb extensions)
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Page 2-11 Planning Framework In addition to the size of the BRT vehicle, its stylized look, fuel propulsion system, and interior layout should be identified. Input on the desired look and features of a new BRT vehicle can be obtained from preference surveys of both transit riders and non-riders.
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Planning Framework Page 2-12 Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide • BRT systems should be capable of staged development. Subsequent development could include extending a BRT line or upgrading the running way.

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