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Juan Carlos Munoz and Laurel Paget-Seekins

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447326168

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447326168.001.0001

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Assessing corridor performance

Assessing corridor performance

(p.299) Sixteen Assessing corridor performance
Restructuring public transport through Bus Rapid Transit

Juan Carlos Herrera

Juan Carlos Munoz

David Hensher

Corinne Mulley

Zheng Li

Luis Antonio Lindau

Policy Press

When planning, designing and implementing a new BRT corridor, several decisions need to be made. Each decision taken will affect the corridor performance in a particular way. Understanding the relationship between the operation performance of a corridor and its design characteristics is crucial to achieve the corridor’s goals in terms of mobility. In this chapter we discuss the relationship between the corridor’s designing characteristics and its performance in terms of ridership, speed, frequency, vehicle load and reliability. The goal is to provide useful information to guide decision-makers regarding the impact of their infrastructure and operation decisions when designing a BRT corridor. The results presented are based on studies with samples from BRT systems around the world and studies using simulation tools. Results suggest that although some features are identified as always beneficial for the corridor performance (e.g. segregated busways and off-board payment stations), the effect of some others depends on the way in which different features are combined and/or the context in which the corridor is to be deployed (e.g. close or open system, the location of the station relative to the junction).

Keywords:   brt corridor, ridership, corridor performance

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