A Comprehensive Evaluation of I-275 Bus-on-Shoulder (BOS) Pilot Project

The objectives of the research include: (1) Evaluate the effectiveness of bus-on-shoulder (BOS) operation, including driver experience, ease of accessing the shoulders, adequacy of shoulder width, frequency of encountering obstacles on shoulders and how quickly they were cleared, passenger car drivers’ reaction, BOS motorist violations, etc. (2) Evaluate transit route system performance changes, including BOS transit operations ridership, schedule reliability, safety (motorist, transit, law enforcement, passenger), frequency of use of BOS, and other indicators of transit level of service (LOS). (3) Evaluate the effectiveness of BOS installed in both the northbound and southbound directions at the 38th Avenue N and 54th Avenue N on-ramps. (4) Evaluate whether I-275 BOS project leads to traffic and safety impacts to I-275 project segment and parallel local streets due to spill-over of traffic from on-ramps of I-275 segment. (5) Provide recommendations that may improve the implementation and operation of BOS, such as training, marketing, structure modification, traffic operations and control, etc.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $187717
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Fox, Craig

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of South Florida, Tampa

      3650 Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 160
      Tampa, FL  United States  33612
    • Principal Investigators:

      Zhang, Yu

    • Start Date: 20210623
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01776842
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 23 2021 12:54PM