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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Page S-1 Summary SUMMARY The Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide shows transportation professionals how to identify and assess the costs and impacts of the various features that make up a bus rapid transit (BRT) system.
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Summary Page S-2 Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide and central business district (CBD) employment should be at least 50,000 (TCRP Report 90)
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Page S-3 Summary 1. Establishing goals and objectives for transportation and related quality-oflife concerns 2.
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Summary Page S-4 Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide • Each urban area has its own specific needs, opportunities, and constraints that must be recognized. Thus, BRT systems must be carefully customized in order to apply the various components, obtain public support, and translate plans into operating systems.
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Page S-5 Summary vehicles, service patterns, ITS applications, and branding)
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Summary Page S-6 Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide > Driver assist and automation • Service and systems > Service plan features > Fare collection > Passenger information > Enhanced safety and security systems • Branding INTEGRATION AND ASSESSMENT BRT components should be packaged into an integrated system of services, facilities, and amenities that reflects specific needs, opportunities, and resources. All BRT systems have running ways, stations, vehicles, and service patterns.
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Page S-7 Summary feed rather than duplicate the BRT service. Where BRT operates on busways, terminals or outlying stations can serve as focal points for connecting bus services.
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Summary Page S-8 Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Exhibit S-1 Representative BRT Component Development Costs Component Unit Cost/Unit Running Way Off-street busway At-grade Grade-separated Elevated Tunnel Per route-mile Per route-mile Per route-mile Per route-mile $5 million $13 million $50 million $200 million On-street Median arterial busway Bus lane - new construction Bus lane - striping lane Per route-mile Per route-mile Per route-mile $4 million $25 million $100,000 Transit Preferential Treatments Queue bypass Parking removal Use of right turn lane Added lane Per approach Per approach Per approach Negligible Negligible $300,000 Curb extension Per extension $60,000 TSP Per intersection $30,000 Special transit phase Per intersection $10,000 Stations Typical Basic Enhanced Per station Per station $21,000*
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Page S-9 Summary Exhibit S-2 Cost and Travel Time Savings of Various Running Way Options Running Way Option Cost per Mile (millions) Time Savings per Mile (minutes)
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Summary Page S-10 Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Exhibit S-4 Key Analysis Steps Step Items to Analyze 1. Estimate base conditions.
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Page S-11 Summary LAND DEVELOPMENT There is growing documentation of the positive land development effects associated with BRT, especially where the systems have operated for several decades. Land development effects were quantified for busway systems in Adelaide (Australia)
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Summary Page S-12 Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide • Successful TOD requires a strong, dynamic market, especially for retail development. Only where there is a latent demand for development near transit can significant increases in land value be achieved.
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... Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide Page S-13 Summary GUIDE CONTENTS The six chapters in the Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide contain detailed guidelines for planning BRT; estimating BRT ridership; describing component features, designs, costs, and impacts; packaging, integrating, and assessing systems; and achieving land development benefits.
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