Bus Rapid Transit - Cleveland

The FTA Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Demonstration Program provides technical assistance supporting the development, implementation, and marketing of BRT innovations in American cities- This project provides technical assistance to the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RT A) BRT project to improve transit mobility and accessibility and provide more efficient public transportation. It includes RTA participation in BRT Consortium specialty workshops, peer-to-peer program, site visits, and other activities, as well as collection of project data for BRT project evaluation. The RTA proposes to construct a 9.8-mile section of Euclid Avenue and related transit zones by connecting the central business district (region's largest employment center) with University Circle (second largest employment area) and major cultural, educational, and medical districts. The BRT will operate in an exclusive, center median busway, beginning from Public Square to University Circle, and segue curbside from University Circle to the Louis Stokes at Windermere Rapid Transit Station in East Cleveland. The BRT Line will utilize hybrid, diesel-electric vehicles to operate in the exclusive lanes. Construction of the BRT line is expected to begin in 2004, with completion and start-up revenue service in 2006. This project is currently in the final design stage of development. The RTA estimates time savings averaging eight minutes per passenger.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

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

      Wilder, Charlene

    • Performing Organizations:

      Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

      1240 West 6th Street
      Cleveland, OH  United States  44113-
    • Principal Investigators:

      Foster, Gerri

    • Start Date: 20010900
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20021200
    • Source Data: RiP Project 7262

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459346
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: FTA-OH-26-7013
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:01PM