Cost and Effectiveness of Selected Bus Rapid Transit Components

Recently completed TCRP Project A-23, Implementation Guidelines for Bus Rapid Transit Systems, provides planning and implementation guidelines for development of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems. The guidelines cover the main components of BRT systems, including running ways, stations, traffic controls, vehicles, intelligent transportation system (ITS) strategies, bus operations, fare collection, and marketing. In addition, detailed case studies are provided for 26 operational or planned BRT systems in the United States and abroad. Information is becoming available from BRT projects on the cost of implementing the various BRT components and their effectiveness. Obtaining and evaluating this information would be useful to a number of transit systems to help determine whether some of these selected BRT components are sufficiently cost-effective for application. The objective of this project is to determine the costs, impacts, and effectiveness of implementing selected BRT components.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project A-23A

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Chisholm-Smith, Gwen

  • Performing Organizations:

    Kittelson and Associates, Incorporated

    610 S.W. Alder Street
    Portland, OR  United States  97205
  • Principal Investigators:

    Danaher, Alan

  • Start Date: 20031020
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20060930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 7502

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460939
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transit Cooperative Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project A-23A
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:35PM