Lessons Learned from Los Angeles BRT - 36 Commuting Solutions

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Los Angeles Bus Rapid Transit Tour

Lessons Learned

The Model
-

L.A. Metro BRT


With support from 36
Commuting Solutions, RTD, CDOT
and U.S. 36 Coalition visited L.A.
Metro June 1
-
3, 2011


13 attendees represented the
corridor coalition


Half
-
day of BRT and HOT lanes
presentations


Tours of BRT and
ExpressLanes

Projects

U.S. 36 BRT Tour to Los Angeles


Presentations


Metro
ExpressLanes

Program
and Silver Line Service


Orange Line Transit Operations


Metro Branding and Marketing


Transit Access Pass (TAP)
Program


Metro Bike Program


El Monte Transit Center

U.S. 36 BRT Tour to Los Angeles (cont.)


Tours


El Monte
Busway

and Harbor
Transitway


Orange Line BRT



Elements of BRT observed during trip:


Prepaid tickets


Quick Boarding


Vehicle Types


Branding


Stations


Bicycle storage

U.S. 36 BRT Tour to Los Angeles (cont.)


Tour Benefits


Established foundation for unified vision for US 36 BRT


Highlighted potential trade
-
offs for consideration


Described potential BRT system integration


Provided lessons
-
learned considerations for
implementation


Solidified relationships with RTD, CDOT and U.S. 36
Coalition


Established relationships with Metro leaders

U.S. 36 BRT Tour to Los Angeles (cont.)

Application to U.S. 36 Corridor
Implementation


The Tour of Los Angeles’
BRT systems provided an
example of many
elements that should be
included in the planning
and implementation of
U.S. 36 BRT, including:


Running
Way


Stations


Vehicles


Fare Collection


Intelligent
Transportation Systems
(ITS
)


Service and
Operations


Branding and
Marketing Elements

Running Way

LA Metro:


Orange
Line:
The
line is 14.3 miles, 14 stations,
seven park
-
n
-
ride lots
.


Metro
ExpressLanes

Project
:
Conversion
of HOV
lanes to HOT lanes on I
-
10 and
I
-
110. Tolling
begins Fall 2012
.


New Silver Line express
bus:
Service
consolidated two lines on the I
-
10 and four lines
on the I
-
110 Freeways.

Ridership
has already
improved 37
%.


U.S. 36 BRT:


Managed lanes will serve as the running way.


Ten out of 18 miles constructed from Pecos
Street to Interlocken Loop
.


Queue jumps: construction
to
begin at
McCaslin

and Church Ranch summer 2011
.

Orange Line

Metro
ExpressLanes

Project

Stations

LA Metro:


Orange
Line

includes Side
-
loading stations with
public phones, restrooms, seating
and
shelter,
and trash receptacles.


Metro
ExpressLanes

Project
includes
c
enter
and
side
-
loading
stations with planned
future
installations of fare
machines, restrooms
at each
end of Silver Line
terminus, and a new
two
-
story
25 bus bay station now under construction at I
-
10
terminus.

U.S. 36 BRT:


Side
-
loading ramp stations that could include
level boarding platforms at existing
Park
-
n
-
Rides.


Coordinate infrastructure design and
construction with the distinctive and consistent
visual branding of stations
.


Crime prevention.

Station along the Orange Line.

Stations include ticket vending and validating
machines.

Seating space
and shelter
protects
waiting
passengers.

Vehicles

LA Metro:


Orange Line
uses NABI 60B.01
vehicles, which
include multiple
door
boarding, low floors,
s
leek
design and unique
, dedicated graphics match
station
graphics.


Metro ExpressLanes Program
uses NABI 45C
-
LFW
vehicles, which include front

door
boarding,
low floors, and sleek design.

U.S. 36 BRT:


Existing Fleet of over
-
the
-
road
coaches have high
floors, single
door
boarding, and are unbranded.


Fleet could
be repainted/ re
-
decaled for unique
image, and could
match graphics at
stations.


Can incorporate
BRT vehicles as part of RTD’s
rolling stock change.


Develop
specifications that work for rapid
boarding as well as long
-
haul comfort
.


Seek grant opportunities to purchase BRT
vehicles.

Orange Line

vehicle

Silver Line vehicle

Fare Collection

LA Metro:


Orange
Line

has no
fare boxes on
vehicles, and
operators
do not validate
fares. There are pre
-
paid
fare kiosks at all stations
for Transit
Access Pass (TAP program
).


Metro
ExpressLanes

Project
currently has on
board fare
payment, although off
board fare
payment
is planned.


Even
with the
TAP,
LA Metro finds prepaid
fares worthwhile for travel time savings/
customer service.

U.S. 36 BRT:


Smart Card
technology is planned for
implementation
system
-
wide
.


At
a minimum, select high
-
ridership, pilot
locations which would benefit from pre
-
paid
fares and evaluate boarding time benefits with
current vehicle fleet.

Ticket

vending
machine

Off
-
board fare
validators

and ticket vending
machines at stations

TAP card
validator

TAP card

Intelligent Transportation Systems
(ITS)

LA Metro:


Global Positioning System relays information
between bus operations for real
-
time
location.


Signalized transit priority at all intersections
.


Automated stop announcements on buses
.

U.S. 36 BRT:


Transit Signal Prioritization study to begin in 2011
to identify Intelligent Transportation Systems
(ITS) infrastructure and corresponding roadway
impacts to add transit prioritization at four
intersections along U.S. 36.


Fiber
in the project area will be included.


Connecting
conduit at each of the BRT stations to
provide RTD customers with travel information
.


Variable Message Signs (VMS) at each BRT
station
with real
-
time bus arrival information, and
automated stop announcement on vehicles.

Orange Line
buses
receive priority at all
signalized intersections.

Service and Operations

LA Metro:


Orange
Line
has 4
minute
peak, 10
minute off
-
peak
frequency


Metro
ExpressLanes

Project
Silver
Line
has 4
minute peak on
I
-
10, 8
minute peak on
I
-
110,
and 15
minute off
-
peak
frequency

U
.S. 36 BRT:


Service plan needed to maximize benefit of
managed lanes with “express families
”.


Service increase from bus travel time savings,
FasTracks

Operations as well as toll revenue
supporting transit operations.

Metro’s Bus Rapid Transit operations rely on
high frequency service rather than timetables.

Branding and Marketing Elements

LA Metro:


Significant investment in Metro branding and
route color coding integrated into vehicles,
stations, bus shelters, collateral materials,
advertising, etc
.

U.S. 36 BRT:


RTD is developing a implementation plan to
create a brand identity into infrastructure
elements such as the bus shelters, vehicles,
pedestrian bridges, etc
.


As the branding scheme unfolds identify any
infrastructure finishes that could be
incorporated.