Title

BUS BAY STREET-RELATED IMPROVEMENTS IN PHOENIX AND TUCSON

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1991

Subject Area

operations - traffic, infrastructure - vehicle, policy - congestion, mode - bus, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Travel time, Transit vehicle operations, Transit operations, Transit, Traffic flow, Traffic congestion, Streets, Public transit, Motor coaches, Mass transit, Local transit, Lay bys, Junctions (Traffic), Journey time, Intersections, Improvements, Gridlock (Traffic), Cross roads, City streets, Buses, Bus berths, Bus bays

Abstract

A study is reported that focused on travel time advantages of different arterial bus stop improvements in operation in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. The results of the study indicated that bus operations and general traffic circulation can be improved by combining near-side right-turn lanes (buses excepted) with enhanced farside bus bays. This combination of improvements allows buses to bypass traffic queued at congested intersections. Additional study is needed to determine implementation warrants and geometric criteria for the bus-related street improvements. The study findings are presented in this paper, and a comparison is made between various street conditions at bus stops.