Evaluation of Transit Priority Treatments in Tennessee

Many cities are increasingly implementing transit friendly corridors especially in urban areas. Transit Oriented Development (TOD) corridors are cited to be associated with plentiful benefits to community livability including less environmental impacts and fewer traffic congestions, fewer vehicular accidents and shorter travel times among others when compared to traditional Single Occupant Vehicle (SOV) corridors. This study desires to evaluate through microsimulation the impact of bus priority signals (BPS) and queue jump (QJ) treatments at approximately selected corridors in Nashville with the objective of evaluating how BPS and QJ improve on-time service reliability and bus travel times as part of TOD. This will respond to the problems currently faced in Tennessee and Nashville metropolitan area in general that is experiencing worsening traffic congestion and, which is a side effect of s steady population growth. The study findings and recommendations are expected to be used for the development of transit supportive land use guidelines, policies and tools to support Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and corridor development.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $96307
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC60 TRC-11

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities

    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49009-5316

    Western Michigan University

    1903 W. Michigan Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49008-5241
  • Project Managers:

    Dunn, Denise

  • Performing Organizations:

    Tennessee State University

    Nashville, TN  United States  37209

    Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities

    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49009-5316
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chimba, Deo

  • Start Date: 20170815
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Subprogram: Research

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01646260
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC60 TRC-11
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 22 2017 12:56PM