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Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
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Surrey Bus Rapid Transit Proposal

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    • 1. SURREY RAPID TRANSIT PROPOSAL by Paul Hillsdon
    • 2. PROPOSAL • TheCity of Surrey launch, within the TransLink framework, a P3-based innovative bus rapid transit network
    • 3. RATIONALE • Traffic congestion is increasingly reducing the overall economic, environmental, and social sustainability of Surrey, • There is a lack of viable transport alternatives to the car in the City, • TransLink lacks the financial resources required to provide the substantial transit expansion required,
    • 4. RATIONALE • Public-private partnerships have, in some cases, proven their capacity to provide a quality product, while reducing capital cost to the public partner • Buseshave a poor image and currently lack the brand required to create a significant modal shift to transit, despite modest service improvements
    • 5. RATIONALE • Bus rapid transit (BRT) has become recognized worldwide for providing a level of service that will attract a major modal shift, with low capital costs, and also build the ridership required for rail systems
    • 6. WHAT IS BRT? • Frequent service - 5 mins @ peak, 10 @ day, 15 @ night • Express service - stops only at major intersections • Higher capacity - can use accordion or double decker buses • Distinctive, high quality bus “stations” • Real time arrival signs at stations and onboard • Off board fare collection - speeds up boarding • Priority on the road - queue jumpers, signal extension, etc.
    • 7. BRT SUCCESS NEW YORK SELECT BUS • BRT with bus lanes • 30% ridership increase - 32,000/day • 20% time savings • 10% new riders • 98% satisfied or very satisfied
    • 8. BRT SUCCESS LA ORANGE LINE • Full separated busway • 30% ridership increase - 27,000/day • 17% new riders • 14% previously drove alone
    • 9. BRT SUCCESS LA METRO RAPID • Frequent service on major arterials with signal priority • 38% average ridership increase (Ventura Corridor) • 29%time savings (Ventura Corridor) • 33% new riders
    • 10. BRT SUCCESS VANCOUVER 99 B-LINE • Ridership was 30% above projections in 1996 • Now serving 43,000/day • 20% former drivers
    • 11. BRT SUCCESS VANCOUVER 98 B-LINE • Ridership went from 14,000/day in 2001 to 34,000/day in 2008 • 41% increased ridership over route’s lifespan • 23% former drivers
    • 12. BRT SUCCESS YORK REGION VIVA • Close to 1M residents • 65% population growth in 20 years • Imminent gridlock!
    • 13. BRT SUCCESS YORK REGION VIVA • P3model created with Veolia Transport • Goal to increase transit ridership from 9% to 25% • Developed 20 year, 3 phase rapid transit plan
    • 14. BRT SUCCESS YORK REGION VIVA • Phase1 - BRT lite - launched September 2005 •5 viva lines with queue jumpers, signal priority • Modern vehicles with WiFi, high back seats, tables, onboard TV • Top-notch marketing campaign, high quality customer relations
    • 15. BRT SUCCESS YORK REGION VIVA • 34% increase in ridership - 25,000/day • 80% public awareness of system • Phase2 to begin - Rapidways + subway extensions into York region • Phase 3 - Conversion of Rapidways to Light Rail
    • 16. THE PROPOSAL •7 BRT-lite routes across the South Fraser region (Surrey, North Delta, White Rock, Langleys), based on the York Region VIVA P3
    • 17. LINES • Red - King George and 104 Ave • Blue - 152 St • Purple - Fraser Highway • Green - Scott Road and 72 Ave • Orange - 64 Ave • Pink - 200 St • Yellow - 200 St and 24 Ave
    • 18. HABITABLE AREA ALR & Green Zone
    • 19. EMPLOYMENT CENTRES Commercial zones Industrial zones
    • 20. 10 MIN WALKING ZONE Major stations (blue) Minor stops (purple)
    • 21. THE SURREY CONTEXT • BRT on major arterials • Regional system • Connects all six town centres • Opens up Crescent Beach • Transit for Grandview & Campbell Heights
    • 22. BRT-LITE? • Buses operate in mixed traffic with traffic signal priority and queue jumpers where possible
    • 23. COST ESTIMATE •@ 0.32M/km (costs of Waterloo iXpress, Halifax MetroLink, LA Metro Rapid) • 37.8Mtotal for 7 lines across 5 municipalities
    • 24. EXPECTED RESULT • New rapid transit access to hundreds of thousands • Relatively small capital costs, reduced through P3 model • 30% ridership increase (@10.9% as of 2006) • About 20% riders will come from cars • Reduced congestion, improved quality of life • Competitive alternative to the car providing real choice

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