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1 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority THE HEATHLINE EUCLID CORRIDOR BUS RAPID TRANSIT PROJECT Michael J. Schipper, P.E DGM- Engineering & Project Management June 24, 2009

2 Overview n BRT Corridor Selection n Urban Core Infrastructure Investment as Catalyst for Development n Master Plan, Land Use and Zoning Changes to Promote TOD n Results n Branding

3 Bus Rapid Transit Features n Near Level Boarding n Enhanced Service Frequency n Off-board Fare Collection n Unique Vehicles n Real-time Passenger Information n Passenger Friendly Waiting Environment

4 Project Map

5 Transit System Connections

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7 BRT Corridor Selection EUCLID AVE - TRANSIT FOCUS CHESTER AVE – AUTO FOCUS CARNEGIE AVE - AUTO FOCUS DOWNTOWN –MAJOR EMPLOYMENT CENTER UNIVERSITY CIRCLE – MAJOR EMPLOYMENT CENTER

8 Urban Core Infrastructure Investment n $200 Million Total Project Cost n $168.4 million FFGA l FTA New Starts$82.2 mil l FTA Rail Mod.$ 0.6 mil l ODOT$50.0 mil l RTA$17.6 mil l NOACA$10.0 mil l City of Cleveland$ 8.0 mil n $31.6 million Non-FFGA

9 Urban Core Infrastructure Investment n Building Face to Building Face Reconstruction n Utility Replacements and Betterments n New Roadway, Curbs, & Sidewalks n New Traffic Signal, Lighting, & Communication Systems n Landscaping & Irrigation System

10 Urban Core Infrastructure Investment n Public Art n Passenger Amenities n 4.5 Miles of Dedicated BRT Lanes in Median n 2.6 Miles of Mixed-Use BRT Lanes in Curb Lanes n 36 Stations and Platforms n 4.0 Miles of Bike Lanes

11 Typical Section Lower Euclid

12 Median Station Left Side

13 Public Square/Lower Euclid

14 Lower Euclid

15 Typical Section Midtown

16 Median Station Right Side

17 Midtown

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21 Typical Section University Cir.

22 Curbside Right Side

23 University Circle

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25 Station Design n Stations n 3 Unique Station Designs n Public Square/Lower Euclid n Midtown n University Circle/East Cleveland n A316 Stainless Steel and Glass n Modular Base Design

26 Station Features n Attractive n Easily Accessible Fast-Loading n Near Level Boarding n ADA Compliant n Conveniently Located n Integrated Into The Community

27 Station Features n Fare Vending Machines n Emergency Phones n CCTV n Real-time Passenger Information n Passenger-Friendly Waiting Environment n Benches and Lean Bars

28 Public Square/Lower Euclid

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30 Midtown Stations

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32 Curbside Stations

33 Landscaping and Public Art

34 n MidTown Zoning Overlay District l Minimum floor-area ratio, parking mitigation, pedestrian emphasis, and façade improvements n Design Guidelines focus development away from parking garages and driveways n Transit orientation serves as the unifying element for the Corridor n Innovation Zone grant for Healthcare Corridor Plan Guiding TOD through Zoning

35 Midtown Zoning Overlay

36 Results

37 Lower Euclid Over $110 million in development has created nightclubs, apartments, restaurants, and bowling alley.

38 Playhouse Square More than $61 million has been invested in the Idea Center, United Way and Hanna Theatre renovations.

39 Cleveland State University CSU master plan revised to orient housing, student center and new academic buildings along Euclid Avenue. Re-development is estimated at $180 million.

40 Midtown The price of an acre of land in the long-blighted Midtown area has doubled in the past five years.

41 Cleveland Clinic The Cleveland Clinic is investing $1.2 billion on Euclid Avenue.

42 University Circle Over $1.6 billion is being invested Clev. Museum of Art - $350 million Peter B. Lewis Building - $ 65 million University Hospitals - $500 million VA Hospital & Offices - $370 million

43 Ridership Growth

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45 Euclid Corridor Transportation Project

46 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority THE HEALTHLINE EUCLID CORRIDOR BUS RAPID TRANSIT PROJECT Michael J. Schipper, P.E DGM- Engineering & Project Management June 24, 2009


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