Design, Operation, and Safety of At-Grade Crossings of Exclusive Busways

Exclusive busways in separate rights-of-way frequently have at-grade crossings with roadways or pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Buses are sometimes given preferential crossing priority, similar to that given for light rail transit. Although individual transit systems have developed their own design criteria, no generally accepted guidelines exist. Research is needed to determine what operational planning and functional design treatments are appropriate to enhance safety and to maximize throughput of transit passengers for at-grade crossings of exclusive busways. This research also may contribute to the development of national guidelines on operational planning and functional design of busways. The objective of this project is to develop guidance for operational planning and functional design of at-grade crossings of exclusive busways in physically separated rights-of-way. The purpose of this research is to enhance safety at crossings for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit passengers while maximizing the throughput of transit passengers.


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

    Project D-11

  • 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:

    Schwager, Dianne

  • Performing Organizations:

    BMI-SG Associates

    8330 Boone Boulevard, Suite 400
    Vienna, VA  United States  22182
  • Principal Investigators:

    Eccles, Kimberly

  • Start Date: 20040929
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20060815
  • Source Data: RiP Project 10735

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01549316
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transit Cooperative Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project D-11
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 31 2014 1:01AM