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Tysons Tysons Corner Circulator Study Board Transportation Committee June 12, 2012.

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1 Tysons Tysons Corner Circulator Study Board Transportation Committee June 12, 2012

2 Tysons Tysons Circulator Study 1. The Comprehensive Plan for the Tysons Corner Urban Center calls for a System of Circulators in Tysons Corner to: A.Provide quick and convenient access for Metrorail passengers to and from locations within Tysons but beyond walking distance from the Metrorail Stations, and B.To provide a quick and convenient way to travel within Tysons. Background:

3 Tysons Tysons Circulator Study 2. Follow-on motion 11 specifically pertains to the Circulator Study and directs staff to issue an RFP for the circulator study and to bring the results of that study to a future Board Transportation Committee Meeting for discussion. 3. An RFP for the Circulator Study was issued in December of 2010 and the contract was awarded to a team lead by AECOM in March of 2011. Background:

4 Tysons Study Purpose LONG RANGE (2050) Planning study to support Tysons Corner redevelopment and rezoning process – Design circulator system to support goal of maximizing transit trips/minimizing auto trips Identify needed transit preferential treatments – Support a reliable and effective circulator system – Identify required expansion of right of way – may require additional adjacent land 4 Tysons Circulator Study

5 Tysons Planning Process Peer analysis of circulator systems in other cities Project goals and objectives Network development process Long range ridership forecasts Transit preferential treatments Mode options Operating and capital costs Finalize recommendations 5

6 Tysons Network Development Process Five preliminary networks developed initially – Based on sound route design principles – Long range design based on 2050 forecasted conditions – Evaluated based on number and percentage of trips beginning/ending within ¼ mile of each network – Network #1 and Network #2 selected for more detailed evaluation 6

7 Tysons 7 Network #1: Three Route Network

8 Tysons 8 Network #2: Four Route Network

9 Tysons Ridership Forecasts Utilize regional forecasting model – reflect 2050 conditions Four key variables impact ridership – Service frequency – Circulator fare – Parking cost – Travel time (speeds) 9

10 Tysons Ridership Forecasts Two ridership scenarios 10 Scenario #1Scenario #2 Frequency6 minutes peak, 10 minutes off-peak 4 minutes peak, 6 minutes off-peak Fare$1.00No fare Parking CostsHigher than Tysons currently – reflects costs in Wilson Boulevard Corridor Travel SpeedsBased on Lower Level of Dedicated Transit Lanes Based on Higher Level of Dedicated Transit Lanes

11 Tysons Ridership Forecasts Scenario #1 (Mid-range variables) Scenario #2 (Aggressive variables) 11 NetworkTotal RidershipTransfer from Metrorail Non-Metrorail Riders Network #117,6006,20011,400 Network #216,6007,4009,100 NetworkTotal RidershipTransfer from Metrorail Non-Metrorail Riders Network #133,70012,30019,400 Network #233,30014,40018,900

12 Tysons Detailed Network Evaluation Evaluation criteria – Daily ridership – Boardings per revenue hour – Operating cost per rider – Capital cost per rider – Circulator travel time between select origins/destinations – Change in transit mode share 12

13 Tysons Detailed Network Evaluation The three route network performed better than then four route network on most of the key evaluation results. Ridership estimates were close between the two options. Preliminary Staff Recommended Network – Three Route Network 13 Three Route Network Four Route Network Ridership X ProductivityX Operating Cost per RiderX Capital Cost Per RiderX

14 Tysons Mode Evaluation Purpose: 14 To identify the most appropriate transit mode for each route within the selected circulator network.

15 Tysons Mode Evaluation Based on: 15 Projected ridership, Capacity of Mode, Headway requirements, Right of way requirements, Roadway congestion levels along each route, Constructability of required, infrastructure to support each mode, Impacts of selected mode on other modes sharing the roadway network, and Maintenance facility requirements

16 Tysons Mode Evaluation Modes evaluated: 16 Streetcar Bus (40 and 60 lengths) Driverless Personal Rapid Transit

17 Tysons Mode Evaluation Mode Recommended: 40 and/or 60 Bus 17 Sufficient capacity to meet ridership demand can be achieved on all routes, under both networks, through the use of a 40 or 60 bus. Lower capital and operating costs. Greater flexibility to be re-routed as required.

18 Tysons Transit Preferential Treatments Types – Dedicated transit lanes – Queue jumps – Transit signal priority Factors considered – Level of congestion (speed) – Queue length at intersections – Transit vehicle volumes – Person carrying capacity 18

19 Tysons Identified Areas for Exclusivity 19

20 Tysons Next Steps Select final network Finalize transit preferential treatment recommendations, as appropriate Calculate costs Refine ridership forecasts – final network Complete final report in July 2012 Recommend Relevant Changes to Comprehensive Plan Begin process to secure funding 20

21 Tysons Questions 21

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