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TCRP D-11 [Completed]

Design, Operation, and Safety of At-Grade Crossings of Exclusive Busways

  Project Data
Funds: $150,000
Research Agency: BMI-SG Associates
Principal Investigator: Ms. Kimberly Eccles
Effective Date: 9/29/2004
Completion Date: 8/15/2006

BACKGROUND

Exclusive busways in separate rights-of-way frequently have at-grade crossings with roadways or pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Buses are sometimes given preferential crossing priority, similar to that given for light rail transit. Although individual transit systems have developed their own design criteria, no generally accepted guidelines exist.

OBJECTIVE

The objective of this project is to develop guidance for operational planning and functional design of at-grade crossings of exclusive busways in physically separated rights-of-way. The purpose of this research is to enhance safety at crossings for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit passengers while maximizing the throughput of transit passengers.

Status: The research is complete. 

Product Availability: TCRP Report 117 and TCRP Web-Only Document 36.

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