Bus Rapid Transit - Honolulu

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is characterized by its low operating costs, high capacity, flexible and faster bus service, and advanced technologies. It is designed to improve customer convenience and reduce delays, as well as provide high quality public transit to improve the quality of life for American communities. In 1999, FT A selected the City and County of Honolulu as one of the ten demonstration sites to participate in the BRT Demonstration Program. This project provides financial assistance to the City and County of Honolulu to participate in BRT Consortium activities, including specialty workshops, peer-to-peer program, review of lessons learned, and data collection activities for Honolulu's BRT project evaluation. The BRT Consortium is designed to bring together planners and operations managers from transit agencies across the country to discuss BR T issues, exchange ideas and experiences, as well as how to transform ordinary bus service into bus rapid transit service. This amendment supports City Express! the Honolulu's BRT project which began in 1999. City Express! is a limited stop service overlayed on current local service routes running in whole or in part along the same alignment, with additional transit priority measures and improved express service stations to be added in subsequent phases. City Express! is designed to reduce the severe traffic congestion, currently existing along the primary corridor, by providing a fast, efficient, and timely alternative to the automobile. Average passenger travel times on a 12.6-mile route were cut from one hour and twenty minutes to 45 minutes. Average weekday ridership has quadrupled from 2,500 to 10,000. Honolulu is currently conducting preliminary engineering on the Primary Corridor Transportation Project (PCTP}-a proposed BRT system consisting of in-town and regional BRT components. Honolulu was awarded Section 5309 New Starts grants to conduct planning and preliminary engineering. Honolulu intends to pursue New Starts funds for construction of the PCTP.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  USA  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Wilder, Charlene

    • Performing Organizations:

      City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii

      Department of Transportation Services
      650 South King Street, 3rd Floor
      Honolulu, HI  USA  96813
    • Principal Investigators:

      Steffens, Paul

    • Start Date: 20010600
    • Actual Completion Date: 20020900
    • Source Data: RiP Project 7263

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459345
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: FTA-HI-26-7001.1
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:01PM