Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation. Task 22. Cost/Benefit Analysis of Converting a Lane for Bus Rapid Transit

The project objectives for Phase II are to develop a cost/benefit analysis tool for practioners to use to determine if converting a mixed flow traffic lane to a BRT (bus only)/HOVL is effective on the State Highway System and feasible to the public. The original research objectives for Phase I: (1) to locate and assemble documented information on best practices; (2) to learn what practice has been used for solving or alleviating the problems; (3) to learn what problems remain largely unsolved. Using the "best practices" information gathered and analyzed from the Phase I research, the purpose of this proposed Phase II research would be to develop a tool that would help practitioners analyze the effectiveness and public feasibility of converting an existing lane to a High Occupancy Vehicle Lane or other means of providing increased people throughput. The original research scope of work was extensive and therefore separated into two phases:(1) Phase I would identify "best practices" of analysis for converting an existing lane to BRT including data collection, organization & analysis. (2) Phase II would develop some type of cost/benefit tool to use in analyzing conversion of an existing lane to BRT including the evaluation requirements and methodology. This may include redefining benefit. The scope of work has been revised and the conctract the new scope of work is being negotiated.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $50000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-65, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Chisholm-Smith, Gwen

  • Start Date: 20100505
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 26027

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463974
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-65, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:33PM