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BUS RAPID TRANSIT Silicon Valley Leadership Group October 3, 2012.

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1 BUS RAPID TRANSIT Silicon Valley Leadership Group October 3, 2012

2 BUS RAPID TRANSIT Mixed Flow Configuration 2 Dedicated Lane Configuration Cities Choose Street Configuration

3 January 2012 Staff Recommendation BUS RAPID TRANSIT Using PAB, city general plan and VTA policy guidance, VTA staff identifies optimal project: dedicated lanes from Mountain View to Santa Clara; mixed flow elsewhere Optimal Project 3

4 City Actions on Optimal Project, Spring 2012 BUS RAPID TRANSIT 4 CityOptimal ProjectCity Action Palo AltoMixed FlowCouncil expressed mixed views Los AltosMixed FlowCouncil expressed mixed views Mountain ViewDedicated LanesStraw vote 5-2 in favor of mixed flow SunnyvaleDedicated LanesVoted 4-3 against dedicated lanes Santa ClaraDedicated LanesUnanimously supported dedicated lanes San JoseMixed FlowUnanimously supported mixed flow

5 BUS RAPID TRANSIT VTA Board Consideration… City Policy direction Effectiveness of revised project Competitiveness for outside funding Santa Clara and San Joses commitment to BRT Todays needs, tomorrows needs 5

6 BUS RAPID TRANSIT Revised Project Ridership: 11,198 daily boardings Cost: $125 million Federal funding potential: Good Net annual operating cost: $12.7 million Ridership: 11,198 daily boardings Cost: $125 million Federal funding potential: Good Net annual operating cost: $12.7 million

7 BUS RAPID TRANSIT Project is only 6,100 daily boardings No improvements from Palo Alto to Sunnyvale Project Ridership: 6,100 daily boardings Cost: $75 million Federal funding potential: Poor Net annual operating cost: $12.9 million Project Ridership: 6,100 daily boardings Cost: $75 million Federal funding potential: Poor Net annual operating cost: $12.9 million SC & SJ Only Project

8 BUS RAPID TRANSIT All Mixed Flow Project Ridership: 9,950 daily boardings Cost: $66-82 million Federal funding potential: Good Net annual operating cost: $14.5 million Ridership: 9,950 daily boardings Cost: $66-82 million Federal funding potential: Good Net annual operating cost: $14.5 million

9 BUS RAPID TRANSIT No Project Ridership: 5,748 daily boardings Cost: $0 Federal funding potential: None Net annual operating cost: $15.6 million Ridership: 5,748 daily boardings Cost: $0 Federal funding potential: None Net annual operating cost: $15.6 million No improvements

10 El Camino Real BRT Project Options BUS RAPID TRANSIT Revised Project Santa Clara & San Jose Only Project All Mixed Flow ProjectNo Project Optimal Project Miles of dedicated lane Daily 522 ridership11,19810,6809,9505,74812,374 Capital cost estimate$125m$75m$83m$0$199m Net annual operating cost (2020) $12.7m$12.9m$14.5m$15.6m$7.8m Federal funding potential$62.5m$0$41.5m---$75m Anticipated local funds$62.5m$75m$41.5m---$124m 10

11 VTA Board Direction BUS RAPID TRANSIT Include the Optimal Project along with the Revised Project in the Caltrans, FTA and environmental review process VTA staff check in with MTC to encourage regional support of the project Return to the six cities to share analysis throughout the environmental study process Return to the VTA Board with status reports and the results of the analysis 11

12 Next Steps BUS RAPID TRANSIT 2012 Board of Directors Actions Adopt an Investment Strategy for El Camino Real Authorize GM to enter Caltrans design review process Authorize GM to apply for federal funding for El Camino Real BRT Authorize GM to amend consultant contract to bring environmental consultant onboard to undertake environmental analysis Approve BRT vehicle procurement for 522/22 corridor 12

13 BUS RAPID TRANSIT End BUS RAPID TRANSIT

14 Board Direction on BRT 2008 SCAR Final EIR BRT selected as the Phase I preferred alternative Project definition and components adopted 2009 BRT Strategic Plan Timeline for implementation adopted BRT definition adopted 2007 Transit Sustainability Policy Performance expectation adopted Station and corridor design standards adopted 2008 COA Emphasis on core network of 15 frequently traveled bus routes Acknowledged future BRT corridors as next step for service improvement 2010 Short Range Transit Plan Capital and operating funds allocated Assumes BRT network in place with opening of BART Capital Budget Funded preliminary and final design activities for SCAR Funded conceptual engineering for Stevens Creek and El Camino Funded feasibility study for Berryessa BRT/King Road 14

15 BUS RAPID TRANSIT BRT Program Implementation BUS RAPID TRANSIT Project Origin Analysis/Assessment Staff Recommendation = Implementation City Action VTA Board Action Near-term Implementation Santa Clara/Alum Rock El Camino Real Stevens Creek Long-term Implementation Monterey Highway King Road Sunnyvale-Cupertino Project Implementation 15

16 BUS RAPID TRANSIT VTAs Transit Service Standards BUS RAPID TRANSIT In 2007, VTAs Board of Directors adopted the Transit Sustainability Policy and Service Design Guidelines, with these goals: Be responsive to market needs Cost-effective use of funds Increase transit ridership Boardings per revenue hour Boardings per station Boardings per mile BRT 1 (Mixed flow) BRT 2 (Dedicated lane) Upgrade must be 30% faster than local bus Upgrade must achieve a 20-25% farebox recovery rate Service Design Guidelines Goals 16

17 BRT Design Approach BUS RAPID TRANSIT Can offer light rail-like service at much lower cost Flexible configuration – can be dedicated lanes or mixed flow traffic Incremental implementation – designed to light rail standards Improves attractiveness of transit, increases farebox recovery, lowers operating costs and attracts choice riders Decrease in VMT means lower greenhouse gas emissions Opportunity for complete street, transformative project 17 Bike Lanes New, shorter pedestrian crossings New Signal Curb Bulbouts BRT Lanes Station Platform Landscaping Removal of pork- chop islands Shorter pedestrian crossings

18 BUS RAPID TRANSIT Bus Crowding: Line 23 Westbound Seated capacity: 35 passengers 18

19 Lines 522/22 - Sunnyvale passenger loads (2011) BUS RAPID TRANSIT Line 22 4,493 riders per day 4,084 car equivalents per day Line 22 4,493 riders per day 4,084 car equivalents per day Line 522 2,530 riders per day 2,300 car equivalents per day Line 522 2,530 riders per day 2,300 car equivalents per day Peak period in Sunnyvale riders per bus Peak period in Sunnyvale riders per bus Riders per bus (May 2011) Line 22/522 Stops 19

20 BUS RAPID TRANSIT Change in Federal Funding Structure BUS RAPID TRANSIT SAFETEA-LU ( ) Small Starts – FTA regulations encourage majority of BRT projects to be dedicated lanes. MAP-21 (2012) Creates new corridor-based BRT category for Small Starts requiring defined rail-like stations, transit signal priority, frequent service but not dedicated transit right-of-way. 20

21 El Camino Real Corridor Person-Throughput BUS RAPID TRANSIT PM peak hour throughput by travel mode 21

22 TSP BRT Standards: Optimal Project vs. Mixed Flow BUS RAPID TRANSIT Boardings per revenue hour Boardings per station Boardings per mile Standard: BRT 1 (Mixed flow) All Mixed Flow Project (2020) Boardings per revenue hour Boardings per station Boardings per mile Standard: BRT 2 (Dedicated lane) Optimal Project (2020)

23 Pedestrian and Bicycle Collisions ( ) BUS RAPID TRANSIT Bicycle CollisionsPedestrian Collisions

24 Cities Choose Street Configuration BUS RAPID TRANSIT Dedicated Lane Configuration Mixed Flow Configuration 24

25 BUS RAPID TRANSIT 25 Curb bulbout BRT vehicle stops in travel lane How is BRT different from a local bus? Mixed Flow Configuration


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