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East Bay Bus Rapid Transit. presented to Policy Steering Committee presented by AC Transit May 15, 2009. Purpose. Understand two BRT operating plans considered in DEIS/DEIR Explain reasoning for staff-preferred operating plan Provide information to PSC members for future decision. 2. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • East Bay Bus Rapid Transitpresented to Policy Steering Committee

    presented by AC Transit

    May 15, 2009

  • Purpose

    Understand two BRT operating plans considered in DEIS/DEIRExplain reasoning for staff-preferred operating planProvide information to PSC members for future decision*

  • Two BRT Operating Scenarios1) Separate BRT and Local ServicesTwo separate bus services in corridorBRT in bus-only lanes with wide station spacing35 stations, average mile (6 blocks)Local service in mixed-flow traffic with narrow stop spacing105 stops, average 900 feet (2 blocks)2) All-in-One (Combined BRT and Local Services)A single bus service in the corridorAll buses in bus-only lanesIntermediate station spacing49 stations, average 1/3rd mile (4 blocks)*

  • Key Issues for Comparison

    Transit travel timeTransit ridershipAuto travelEnergy and greenhouse gasesCapital costOperating costBicycle environmentTraffic impactParking impactWalk access*

  • Comparison SummarySeparate BRT and Local*All-in-OneOperating Cost+Capital Cost+Energy, Greenhouse Gases+Traffic Impacts+Parking ImpactsBicycle Environment+similarAuto Travel+Transit Ridership+Average Transit Travel Time+Walk Access+

  • Effect on Travel Time*Downtown Berkeley to Bay Fair BARTSeparate has fast BRT and a slow local busBRT: 59 minuteLocal: 109 minAverage: 76 minAll-in-One on average faster than SeparateBRT: 66 min**Year 2025, PM peak

  • Transit RidershipYear 2025Separate BRT and Local*All-in-OneNew Transit Trips*9,300Corridor Transit Boardings43,700*Increase over No-BuildNo-Build28,10049,2005,300

  • Auto TravelYear 2025Separate BRT and Local*All-in-OneReduction in Daily Auto Trips5,3009,300Reduction in Daily Auto VMT*11,80020,700* Vehicle Miles Travelled

  • Energy and Greenhouse GasesYear 2025Separate BRT and Local*All-in-OneReduction in Annual Energy Usage210,000 gallons*50,000 gallons*Reduction in Annual GHGs1,900 tons**120 tons***Annual Gasoline and gasoline equivalents**Annual CO2 and CO2 equivalents

  • Capital and Operating CostService Frequency (Weekday, Minutes Between Buses)*1RPeak12Existing115Midday1220Evening20Owl60BRT7.51157.5152060Separate BRT and Local20BRT551060All-in-One

  • Capital and Operating Cost$ millionsSeparate BRT and Local*All-in-OneAnnual Operating Cost*$25.6Capital Cost$215No-Build$235$26.9$21.5Annual Operating Cost Net of Fare Revenue*$15.4$18.2$15.0*Estimate for year 2025 costs in 2008 dollars.

  • Bicycle EnvironmentAll-in-One provides better bicycle environmentLower auto VMTAll buses operate in median bus lanesNo interference between buses and bicycles*

  • Traffic ImpactsAll-in-One has less impact on trafficLower auto VMTAll buses operate in median bus lanesNo interference between buses and autos*

  • Parking ImpactsTwo scenarios roughly equalSeparate requires both BRT Stations and Local Stops between StationsParking Loss at StationsParking restrictions remain in place at local bus stopsAll-in-One has two effects on parkingMore parking loss due to more BRT stationsSome parking spaces recovered at former local bus stops*

  • Effect on Walk DistanceSome local bus stops removed with All-in-One80% of riders unaffectedThey walk to the same station as today20% of riders would need to go to a different stationSome passengers have no increase in walk distanceSome passengers walk further but, the walk distance is on average one additional block*

  • Effect on Walk Distance*Existing ConditionsBus stop every 1/6th mile (900 feet)

  • Effect on Walk Distance*All-in-OneBRT station every 1/3rd mile

  • Effect on Walk Distance*

  • Effect on Walk Distance*

  • Comparison SummarySeparate BRT and Local*All-in-OneOperating Cost+Capital Cost+Energy, Greenhouse Gases+Traffic Impacts+Parking ImpactsBicycle Environment+similarAuto Travel+Transit Ridership+Average Transit Travel Time+Walk Access+

    Sources:BRT from East Bay BRT DEIS/R, Table 3.1-11Local developed by adjusting existing local bus travel time for projected added congestion in mixed-flow travel lanesAverage for Separate is a weighted average of BRT and Local, weighted by peak period service frequency (8 BRT per hour, 4 Local per hour)Source:East Bay BRT DEIS/R, Table 3.1-12Sources:Reduction in Auto Trips is equal to Increase in Transit Trips from previous slideReduction in Auto VMT is from the East Bay BRT DEIS/R, Table 4.14-1, expressed on a daily basis.Source:The above figures were estimated by Cambridge Systematics in early 2008 (after the release of the East Bay BRT DEIS/R) using a new U.S. EPA methodology. Cambridge Systematics can provide further details, if needed.

    Daily:SeparateAll-in-OneReduction Energy Usage170 gallons690 gallonsReduction GHGs0.4 tons6.3 tonsSources:Existing from AC Transit schedulesAll-in-One from AC Transit East Bay BRT FY2010 Small Starts Submittal, Operations And Maintenance Cost Estimating Methodology And Results Report, Table 2-2.Separate developed to provide the same bus frequency as All-in-One (e.g., 12 per hour during the peak and midday) and have the same local bus frequency as Existing.Sources:All-in-One Capital Cost from AC Transit East Bay BRT FY2010 Small Starts Submittal, Section 4.2, Main Worksheet Build Alternative.All-in-One Operating Cost from AC Transit East Bay BRT FY2010 Small Starts Submittal, Operations And Maintenance Cost Estimating Methodology And Results Report, Table 4-1, but converted from year 2015 to year 2025.Separate Capital Cost developed by applying cost factor ratios by line item based on East Bay BRT DEIS/R cost estimates to the All-in-One Capital Cost estimate.Separate Operating Cost generated by using the three-factor operating cost model developed for All-in-One for the AC Transit East Bay BRT FY2010 Small Starts Submittal, but with factor inputs adjusted by applying factor ratios based on East Bay BRT DEIS/R estimates.Operating Cost Net of Fare Revenue calculated by Cambridge Systematics by subtracting net fare revenue from operating cost. Cambridge Systematics can provide further details, if needed.Oper Cost per BoardingSubsidy per BoardingFarebox RecoveryNo Build$2.56$1.7830%Separate$2.05$1.2838%All-in-One$1.74$0.9744%Source:May 2009 analysis by Cambridge Systematics of current AC Transit route 1 and 1R boardings and alighting by station. Cambridge Systematics can provide further details, if needed.Source:Map of current Route 1 and 1R boardings and alightings Source:Map of current Route 1 and 1R boardings and alightings with proposed All-in-One BRT stations overlaid

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