Title

IMPROVING TRANS-HUDSON BUS ACCESS TO MIDTOWN MANHATTAN

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1987

Subject Area

operations - capacity, operations - traffic, infrastructure - bus/tram priority, infrastructure - bus/tram priority, ridership - demand, mode - bus

Keywords

Travel models (Travel demand), Travel demand, Traffic capacity, Terminals (Transportation), Peak periods, New York City, New York (New York), Motor bus transportation, Level of service, Intermodal terminals, Intercity bus transportation, Highway capacity, Depots (Transportation), Bus transportation, Bus priority

Abstract

The article describes the movement of Tran-Hudson bus commuters on 1,290 buses in the morning peak period through a system composed of the Route 495 exclusive bus lane (XBL), the Lincoln Tunnel (LT), and the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) on 42nd Street in New York. The article reports a study to find ways to incrementally expand the capacity at the constraint points of the system. The details are summarized of the analysis in which the capacity of each sub-element of the XBL/LT/PABT system was determined and compared with projected demand. The peak volume constraints for XBL, and the alternative options to achieving a reliable level of service are discussed.