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Transportation Advisory Board 12/4/2012 Transportation Advisory Board 12/4/2012 Presentation Transcript

  • Peoria/Riverside Alternatives Analysis Briefing City of Tulsa Transportation Advisory Board December 4, 2012
  • Project Background12/4/2012 2
  • Tulsa Transit Ridership by Route FY12 Ridership105 458,559222 315,269101 260,717112 190,378210 171,187221 166,885100 161,348114 134,342111 130,885251 130,593203 126,842215 113,795117 89,823318 86,605118 80,434471 48,808306 47,542 12/4/2012 3
  • Adopted Regional Transit System Plan (October 2011) Peoria/Riverside Corridor 20.2 MilesResidents: 56,000 (1 in 7) Jobs: 52,000 (1 in 5) 5,700 TOTAL daily tripsto/from downtown (13%)12/4/2012 4
  • Major Activity CentersDowntown Tulsa Tech St. John & Hillcrest Utica Square Blair Property Park Cherry Street Mabee Center/ORU Brookside12/4/2012 5
  • PlaniTulsa Comprehensive Plan The Big “T”12/4/2012 6
  • Trip DestinationsDestinations for All trips on Route 105 Destinations for Work trips on Route 105 Source: INCOG Ridership Survey, Jan. 201012/4/2012 7
  • Ride Check Survey• April 24-26, 2012 (Tuesday – Thursday)• 9 Routes surveyed• Survey included 64% of total ridership, of which 25% was on Route 105 (Peoria) 12/4/2012 8
  • Ride Check Survey• Major stops at Pine, DAS, 41st Street, 61st Street, and 81st Street• 4,000+ benefitting riders• 20% flag stops (5% of riders) Grouping On Board + Boardings N Peoria + S Peoria 1,681 N Peoria + Downtown 2,819 S Peoria + Downtown 3,728 All Segments 4,114 12/4/2012 9
  • Public Involvement12/4/2012 10
  • Public Involvement Steering Committee Initial Meeting (June) Initial round of public meetings July 16th & 17th Targeted Neighborhood Outreach12/4/2012 11
  • Public Involvement 985 postcards sent to Businesses 72 Personal Letters to Neighborhood Leaders12/4/2012 12
  • Public InvolvementBig Ideas for Public Comments• We need to ensure service for North Tulsa.• Be conscious of where bus stops are placed.• Better frequencies.• Outreach to North Tulsa churches. 12/4/2012 13
  • Bus Rapid TransitBranded Buses Off-Board Fare CollectionEnhanced Boarding Platforms Passenger Information 12/4/2012 15
  • Operating Characteristics for Bus Rapid Transit 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 Blocks ½-mile to 1 mile12/4/2012 16
  • The Spur – Ft. Worth, TX12/4/2012 17
  • The Spur Line – Ft. Worth, TX12/4/2012 18
  • The Spur Line – Ft. Worth, TX12/4/2012 19
  • Shelters & Passenger Information12/4/2012 20
  • Stop Types12/4/2012 21
  • Menu Exercise12/4/2012 22
  • RecommendationsGeography • Preferred limits from E. 66th St N. to E. 81st St S.Alignment & Stations • Connection to DAS via 6th Street • Alignment Options: • Peoria Ave vs. Utica Ave. (from E 6th ST to E 21st ST) • Multiple station platform shelter footprints & amenity options 12/4/2012 23
  • Recommendations• Technology & Infrastructure – Pedestrian improvements needed surrounding stations – Traffic signal priority, real-time arrival, automated ticket vending at select locations• Operating Conditions – M-F: 5:30am – 8:30pm; 10 minute peak / 15-min off-peak frequency – Only local service on Saturday & Sunday (no BRT)• Funding – Capital: 50/50 Federal/Local, FTA Very Small Starts (VSS) or TIGER Grants – Operations: Local funding12/4/2012 24
  • Connecting to the Existing Route System12/4/2012 25
  • Station Concept Examples•12 ft Concrete platform•Benches and/or leaning rails•Bicycle racks, trash cans•Branded, BRT signage and passenger information 12/4/2012 26
  • Station Concept Examples • 20 ft Concrete platform •Station canopy and structural framing support •LED lighting beneath station canopy •Benches and / or leaning rails, bicycle racks, trash cans •Branded, BRT signage and passenger information •Allowance for public art incorporated into amenities12/4/2012 27
  • Station Concept Examples •35 ft Concrete platform •Station canopy and structural framing support •LED lighting beneath station canopy •Benches and / or leaning rails, bicycle racks, trash cans •Branded, BRT signage and passenger information •Allowance for public art incorporated into amenities12/4/2012 28
  • Station Improvement Levels12/4/2012 29
  • Station Example - Enhanced12/4/2012 30
  • Station Example - Improved12/4/2012 31
  • Station Example - Local Local Example12/4/2012 32
  • Conceptual Station Area12/4/2012 33
  • Capital & Operating Cost Estimates12/4/2012 34
  • The Challenge 5% of MTTA Operating Budget ($900k) Very Small Starts Project Proposal At least 3,000 benefiting riders 10 min. headways during peak/15 off peak12/4/2012 35
  • Capital & Operating Costs Preliminary Capital Cost: $20 – 25M* Potential 50%-80% share from Federal Transit Administration Preliminary Annual Operations costs: $750,000 to $1.5 Million* *Cost estimate subject to change as project progresses into preliminary engineering12/4/2012 36
  • Next Steps November 9 – Peoria Alternatives Analysis Steering Committee #2• December 4 – Presentation to the City of Tulsa Transportation Advisory Board• January 7 and 8, 2013 – 2nd Round of Public Meetings (feedback on Locally Preferred Alternative)• February 2013 – Steering Committee Selects Locally Preferred Alternative• March 2013 – Endorsement of LPA by MTTA Board, INCOG Transportation Policy Committee and Tulsa City Council• Summer 2013 – Submit application for funding to Federal Transit Administration (contingent on local funding commitment) 12/4/2012 37
  • Questions & Discussion James Wagner, AICP Viplav Putta Transportation Projects Coordinator Transportation Planning & Programs Manager INCOG INCOG (918) 579-9447 (918) 579-9421 jwagner@incog.org vputta@incog.org12/4/2012 38