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A Summary of Design, Policies and Operational Characteristics for Shared Bicycle/Bus Lanes

A Summary of Design, Policies and Operational Characteristics for Shared Bicycle/Bus Lanes

(Center Identification Number: 77937)  This report contains the results of an investigation of the design and operation of shared bicycle/bus lanes in municipalities in the United States and other countries. These lanes are designated for use by public transit buses, bicycles, and usually also for right-turning vehicles. Some municipalities may also allow use of these lanes by taxis and delivery vehicles. The purpose of such lanes is to provide a time advantage to public transit … Read entire article »

Filed under: Final Report Abstracts, FY 2011 Final Reports, Projects, Publications

Recommendations for Yield-to-Bus Traffic Control Devices and Bus Pullout Bays Design Characteristics

(Center Identification Number: 77939) To facilitate compliance with Florida’s Yield to Bus (YTB) law, this project focuses on the following objectives: •Identify the critical design features and prevailing conditions affecting the safety of the merging maneuvers of buses entering traffic from bus pullout bays. •Quantify the potential safety and operational effects of implementing traffic control devices, which can include, but are not limited to, signs (both static and dynamic messages), beacons, and pavement markings considering geometric characteristic of bus bays. •Provide recommendations on the type(s) of YTB traffic control devices to be installed on the SHS. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Project Scopes

Enabling Cost-Effective Multimodal Trip Planners through Open Transit Data

Enabling Cost-Effective Multimodal Trip Planners through Open Transit Data

(Center Identification Number: 77926)  This study examined whether multimodal trip planners can be developed using open-source software and open data sources. OpenStreetMap (OSM), maintained by the non-profit OpenStreetMap Foundation, is an open, freely available international repository of geographic data that individuals contribute about their communities. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Final Report Abstracts, FY 2010 Final Reports, Projects, Publications

Forecasting Paratransit Services Demand – Review and Recommendations

(Center Identification Number: 77938) This research will assess the current Florida and national methodologies and techniques being utilized, document best practices, and identify new analytical tools for forecasting the demand for transportation disadvantaged services. This research will result in the development of an updated “Methodology Guidelines for Forecasting TD Transportation Demand Estimation” for Florida’s paratransit market segments: •Florida CTD transportation disadvantaged services, including both “sponsored” and “non-sponsored” •Fixed route complementary ADA paratransit services •Other non-TD/non-ADA markets such as seniors … Read entire article »

Filed under: Project Scopes

Open Government Data and Public Transportation

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 14, Issue 1 by Kenneth Kuhn … Read entire article »

Filed under: Journal of Public Transportation Abstracts