Benefit

Bus rapid transit deployment reduces travel time by 20 percent compared to standard bus service in West Valley City, Utah.

Evaluation of bus rapid transit deployment on an arterial road in West Valley City, Utah.


July 2013


Summary Information

This research evaluates bus rapid transit (BRT) implementation along 3500 South Street, a major arterial road in West Valley City, Utah, through microsimulation. This route is a major arterial and was the first BRT implementation in Utah.

Methodology

The field of study consists of a segment of 3500 South Street with 13 signalized intersections along 3500 South, where traffic volumes are highest. Evaluations are based on a VISSIM simulation model, which was created for this sub-network, based on real traffic and transit data from the field for the period of 4pm to 6pm.

Findings

Results from the microsimulation runs show that the new BRT line leads to significant improvements of transit operations, with reductions of close to 20 percent in travel times and 40 percent in dwell times compared to the regular bus route on the same road.

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Source

Evaluation of Transit Signal Priority Strategies for Bus Rapid Transit Project on 3500 South Street in Salt Lake County, UT

Author: Stevanovic, Aleksandar; Martin, Peter T.; and Zlatkovic, Milan

Published By: University of Utah

Source Date: July 2013

URL: https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/view/dot/26516

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Goal Areas

Mobility

Typical Deployment Locations

Metropolitan Areas

Keywords

bus rapid transit, BRT, travel times, dwell times

Benefit ID: 2017-01222