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Bus Rapid Transit: The Next Opportunity for TO D (Jason Hellendrung) - ULI fall meeting - 102811
 

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    Bus Rapid Transit: The Next Opportunity for TO D (Jason Hellendrung) - ULI fall meeting - 102811 Bus Rapid Transit: The Next Opportunity for TO D (Jason Hellendrung) - ULI fall meeting - 102811 Presentation Transcript

    • 2011 ULI FALL MEETINGandURBAN LAND EXPOJason HellendrungPrincipal, Sasaki AssociatesIntro: Euclid Avenue, ClevelandThe Euclid HealthLine BRT ProjectPartnerships for Realization
    • Euclid Avenue1850 – 1910The second most beautifulstreet in America next to FifthAvenue in NYMillionaires Row orProsperity Street260 grand residences linedthe street, including homesfor Jeptha Wade (UnionTelegraph), John Rockefeller(Standard Oil), and AndrewBrush (General Electric)
    • Euclid AvenueDowntown 2002
    • Euclid AvenueMidtown 2002
    • Euclid AvenueFairfax/Cleveland Clinic 2002
    • Why Euclid Ave? The Euclid Corridor Transportation Project Dual-hub concept dating to the 50s 50s - 80s: Subway 90s: LRT 2000: BRT 1.Improve Service to the RTA customers by increasing transit system efficiency. 2.Promote Long-term Economic and Community Development in and adjacent to the Corridor. 3.Improve the Quality of Life for those Visiting, Working, or Living in the Corridor
    • Why Euclid? Dual-hub concept of connecting Clevelands 2 commercial centers: Downtown and University Circle
    • The Euclid HealthLine Bus Rapid Transit ProjectBus Rapid Transit - "Think Rail" while "Using Bus" to offer transit improvements • Designated, Exclusive Bus Lanes • Signal Prioritization • Precision Docking + Guidance Systems • Custom Low-Floor Vehicles/Near Level Boarding • Off-Vehicle Fare Collection • Enhanced Service Frequency/Fewer, Consolidated Stops • Passenger Friendly Waiting Environment • Real-time Passenger Information
    • Urban Core ReinvestmentBuilding Face to Building FaceReconstruction•Utility Replacements and Betterments •4.5 Miles of Dedicated BRT Lanes in Median•New Roadway, Curbs, & Sidewalks •2.6 Miles of Mixed-Use BRT Lanes in•New Traffic Signal, Lighting, & Curb LanesCommunication Systems •36 Stations and Platforms•Landscaping & Irrigation System •Passenger Amenities •4 Miles of Bike Lanes •Public Art
    • Typical SectionDowntown/LowerEuclid•Median Station/LeftSide Boarding
    • Typical SectionCSU/Midtown/Clinic•Median Station/Right SideBoarding
    • Typical SectionUniversity Circle/EastCleveland•Curb-side Station/RightSide Boarding
    • The Euclid Vehicle• 21 - 64 ft articulated vehicles• Stylized exterior design• 3 doors right side & 2 door left side• Docking arms• Hybrid diesel – electric power train• 100 kW motors & 600V battery packs• 25% fuel savings• Reduced emissions
    • Placemaking:Downtown/Lower EuclidPavingLightingLandscapePublic Art
    • Placemaking:CSU, Midtown,ClinicBike LanesPavingLightingLandscapePlanted MedianPublic Art
    • Placemaking:University CirclePavingLightingLandscapePublic Art
    • Placemaking: 5 Artists Selected to Work with Design Team to Develop Integrated Art InstallationsIntegration of Public Art Cliff Garten - PavingPublic Art Master Plan Mark Howard – Litter Receptacles, Tree Grates, Removable CurbsCleveland Public Art Nancy Dwyer – Seat Benches Arlene Watson – District Markers + Wayfinding Joan Brigham – Community Oral History Project 3 Artists Selected to Develop Stand-Alone Art Installations Scott Murase – University Circle Steve Manka – Playhouse Square Nina Yankowitz – E. Cleveland Public Library (audio granite spheres + benches)
    • Integration ofPublic Art
    • Integration ofPublic Art
    • Partnerships for RealizationPublic – Public PartnershipsPublic – Neighborhood PartnershipsPublic – Private PartnershipsPublic – Non-profit Partnerships
    • Partnerships for RealizationCleveland Regional Transit Authority Project Budget: $200.0 million total Project Budget: $168.4 million (FFGA)Federal Transit Administration FTA New Starts: $82.20 mOhio Department of Transportation FTA Rail Mod: $ 0.60 mCity of Cleveland ODOT: $50.00 m RTA: $17.60 mNOACA NOACA: $10.00 mDowntown Cleveland Alliance, City of Cleveland: $ 8.00 mPlayhouseSquare, Midtown, UniversityCircle $31.6 million Non-FFGACleveland State, Cleveland Clinic, CaseWestern Reserve, University HospitalNumerous individual Property Owners
    • Funding PartnershipsNaming Rights purchased ina partnership between theCleveland Clinic andUniversity Hospitals for over$6 million
    • Land Assembly/Land Banking InitiativesPartnerships for Realization City of Cleveland, Port AuthorityEconomic Development Streetscape ImprovementsTransit Oriented Development GCRTA’s Art in Transit Program (1%)Financial Incentives Tax-Increment Financing (TIFs) Tax Abatement Federal Empowerment Zone & City Loans/Grants Brownfield Incentives City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, & State of OH Ohio Job Creation Tax Credit Historic Preservation Tax Credit Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority Financing City officials established the “First Five” program “Circle Living” housing assistance program
    • Partnerships forRealizationDowntown +Playhouse Square
    • Partnerships forRealizationCleveland StateUniversity
    • Partnerships forRealizationCleveland Clinic
    • Partnerships forRealizationUniversity Circle
    • Goals for Euclid AveImprove Service to theRTA customers byincreasing transit systemefficiency.Promote Long-termEconomic and CommunityDevelopment in andadjacent to the Corridor.Improve the Quality ofLife for those Visiting,Working, or Living in theCorridor
    • Goals for Euclid AveImprove Service to the RTAcustomers by increasingtransit system efficiency.Promote Long-term Economicand Community Developmentin and adjacent to theCorridor.Improve the Quality of Life forthose Visiting, Working, orLiving in the Corridor
    • Goals for Euclid AveImprove Service to the RTAcustomers by increasingtransit system efficiency.Promote Long-term Economicand Community Developmentin and adjacent to theCorridor.Improve the Quality of Life forthose Visiting, Working, orLiving in the Corridor
    • OutcomesEuclid has proven that Bus RapidTransit can work in the United States– a model for other communitiesEuclid has delivered improved transitat a fraction of the cost of rail –providing a much more affordableoptions for medium sized citiesEuclid has generated the economicspin-off that experts thought couldonly be achieved by rail –demonstrating the power of creativepartnerships to help drive economicdevelopment and revitalization inneighborhoods.
    • Thank you! 2011 Urban Land Institute Award of ExcellenceJason HellendrungPrincipal, Sasaki Associatesjhellendrung@sasaki.com617.923.532164 Pleasant StreetWatertown, MA 02472