Bus Rapid Transit Program Evaluation Support

The objective of this project is to evaluate the successful Pittsburgh West Busway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. The West Busway objectives are to reduce traffic congestion, promote economic development, conserve energy and reduce air pollution, as well as improve access to jobs, and provide convenient connections to other fixed guideway facilities. This project supported the evaluation of the West Busway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, designed to increase ridership and improve mobility within the congested Parkway West corridor. The West Busway opened on September 8, 2000 and its quick and convenient access to and from downtown Pittsburgh made it an immediate success. The West Busway provides service to downtown Pittsburgh, Oakland, East Busway corridor, western Allegheny County neighborhoods and the Airport Corridor. The West Busway, a 5-mile exclusive bus right-of-way, serves approximately 48,000 riders each week, has six ADA-accessible stations with 24-hour lighting, and hundreds of new park-and-ride lot spaces, making public transit a more attractive option for many customers. The West Busway is the latest addition to the Port Authority of Allegheny County's system of bus rapid transit--that began with the South Busway in 1977, and then with the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway in 1983.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $150000.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      FTA-PA-26-7010

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

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

      McKeown, Stewart

    • Performing Organizations:

      John Milligan & Company, Incorporated

      105-107 North 22nd Street
      Philadelphia, PA  United States  19103
    • Principal Investigators:

      Buckley, James

    • Start Date: 20021001
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20030430
    • Source Data: RiP Project 6027

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459471
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: FTA-PA-26-7010
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:04PM