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Peoria Ave. Alternatives Analyis presentations. July 2012

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  • Introduce Mike. Worked on OKC Alternatives Analysis for streetcar.
  • Regional Transit System Plan Review Adopted October 2011
  • Project Mission Statement:The Peoria / Riverside Alternative Analysis will improve mobility, increase travel choice and support economic development through the use of low-cost, high-impact transit technology investments.
  • 69,000 people (1 in 6 Tulsans) (391,000 PEOPLE TOTAL)37,000 jobs (1 in 5 jobs) (183,000 JOBS TOTAL)5,700 total trips to CBD/day – 1 in 8 trips to the CBD originate or end in the PRC41,700 trips to/from CBD in entire region At least 30 Activity Centers in the PRC
  • To qualify for FTA Very Small Starts funding, project must benefit at least 3,000 weekday riders Full Corridor (North Peoria + Downtown + South Peoria) benefits over 4,000 weekday ridersSouth Peoria + Downtown also meets VSS criteria (3,700 weekday riders)
  • Passengers “like” the service moreServes as a spine of transit service rather than one central transfer point downtownHelps promote economic developmentStations are perceived to be more important than conventional bus stopsRoutes currently serving the corridor may be re-routed due to the increased service with the new system
  • Passengers “like” the service moreServes as a spine of transit service rather than one central transfer point downtownHelps promote economic developmentStations are perceived to be more important than conventional bus stopsRoutes currently serving the corridor may be re-routed due to the increased service with the new system

Peoria AA Public Meeting #1 - July 2012 Peoria AA Public Meeting #1 - July 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • Peoria/Riverside Transit Study An Alternatives Analysis Public Meeting #1Monday, July 16, 2012 Tuesday, July 17, 2012Tulsa Tech Peoria Campus South Brooke Church of Christ3850 N. Peoria Ave 1132 E. 38th Street5:30 - open house 5:30 - open house6:00 – presentation 6:00 – presentation fastforwardplan.org/peoria
  • Welcome James Wagner, AICP Mike McAnelly, FAICPTransportation Projects Coordinator Project Manager INCOG Jacobs (918) 579-9447 (214) 850-9046 jwagner@incog.org mike.mcanelly@jacobs.com Kasey St. John Lee Nichols Public Outreach Planner Senior Planner INCOG Jacobs (918) 579-9419 (405) 418-4611 kstjohn@incog.org Lee.Nichols@jacobs.com10/29/2012 2
  • Learning Objectives1) What is Bus Rapid Transit?2) Why Peoria?3) Scenario Options4) Questions and Discussion10/29/2012 3
  • How we got here Streets & Freeways Trails & Bikeways Transit 1961 Tulsa Expressway Plan 1999 Regional Trail Master Plan 2011 Regional Transit System Plan10/29/2012 4
  • Adopted Regional Transit System Plan Peoria/Riverside Corridor 20.2 Miles Residents: 69,000 Jobs: 37,000 5,700 TOTAL daily trips to/from downtown10/29/2012 5
  • Project Mission Purpose & Objectives• Improve mobility• Increase travel choices• Support economic development• Invest in low-cost, high- Picture of Bus impact transit Enhancement10/29/2012 6
  • Work Program Transit Study--an Alternatives Analysis 1) Identify Issues and Opportunities Stakeholder Involvement What is the need? Who will benefit? 2) Identify Potential Solutions 3) Compare costs/benefits 4) Determine feasible and cost-effective options 5) Identify “Locally Preferred Alternative” (LPA) 6) Develop Implementation Plan Key input from Stakeholders10/29/2012 7
  • Project Schedule Summer Identify Problems & Potential Solutions ‘12 Public Meeting #1 Evaluate Potential Solutions Fall ‘12 Public Meeting #2 Winter Select Locally Preferred Alternative ‘12/13 Public Meeting #3Spring ‘13 Develop Implementation Plan10/29/2012 8
  • Public Involvement•Explore •Explain •Engage •ExciteSteering CommitteePeoria Transit Advisors (PTA)3 Sets of Public Meetings (2 ea.)Website & Social MediaMailings Sign up for E-mail updates: fastforwardplan.org/Peoria 10/29/2012 9
  • Why Peoria? + Peoria creates a spine of rapid transit service connecting to other routes + 105 Peoria is Tulsa Transit’s busiest route + Peoria-Riverside is not traffic congested + Buses run in mixed traffic + Many Anchors & Activity Centers = Best chance for success10/29/2012 10
  • Major Activity CentersDowntown Tulsa Tech St. John & Hillcrest Utica Square Blair Property Park Cherry Street Mabee Center/ORU Brookside10/29/2012 11
  • ExistingRidershipPatternApril 2012 10/29/2012 12
  • Bus Rapid TransitBranded Buses Off-Board Fare CollectionEnhanced Boarding Platforms Passenger Information 10/29/2012 13
  • BRT System Elements Vehicles Running Ways Stations & Terminals Passenger Information Systems Service Plan10/29/2012 14
  • BRT ExamplesOakland : San Pablo Rapid Eugene, OR: EmX Green Line Albuquerque: Rapid Ride Washington, D.C.: Fort Worth: Spur Route Metro Circulator Baltimore: Charm City Circulator10/29/2012 15
  • Operating Characteristics for Peoria/Riverside Corridor Service & Amenities Options • Less Time between buses: – 10 minutes in peak periods – 15 minutes in off-peak • 6am to 8pm Service Hours • Low Floor, CNG Fueled Buses • Traffic Signal Priority for Buses • Passenger Shelters and Benches • Next Bus Arrival Signs • Pedestrian and Bicycle Amenities • Branded Stops and Vehicles • Stops Spaced 3 Blocks to ½-mile • Transit Centers and Park-n-Rides10/29/2012 16
  • Peoria/Riverside Corridor Fast FactsLength: 20.2 mi. (56th N to 121st South)People per sq. mi. 2,697Jobs per sq. mi. 3,029Daily transit riders: 4,050Zero car households: 2,543Miles of congested roadway: 5.6Activity Centers per mile: 1.2Downtown trips: 5,750Vacant parcels per mile: 111 10/29/2012 17
  • Scenario Comparison Scenario A Scenario B Scenario C Scenario D Scenario EExisting Transit Riders 4,050 4,050 3,950 3,950 3,690% of Tulsa Transit Current Operating Budget 13 - 22% 10-17% 12% – 19% 9% - 14% 5% - 10% 10/29/2012 18
  • Existing Corridor Riders10/29/2012 19
  • Seeking your input Interactive ActivitiesStation 1: Identify Peoria DestinationsStation 2: Comment on ScenariosStation 3: Menu of BRT Elements10/29/2012 20
  • Thank you for your time James Wagner, AICP Mike McAnelly, FAICPTransportation Projects Coordinator Project Manager INCOG Jacobs (918) 579-9447 (214) 850-9046 jwagner@incog.org mike.mcanelly@jacobs.com Kasey St. John Lee Nichols Public Outreach Planner Senior Planner INCOG Jacobs (918) 579-9419 (405) 418-4611 kstjohn@incog.org Lee.Nichols@jacobs.com Sign up for E-mail updates: fastforwardplan.org/peoria10/29/2012 21