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Peoria AA Steering Committee June 2012

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Peoria AA Steering Committee June 2012

  1. 1. Peoria/Riverside Transit Study An Alternatives AnalysisSteering Committee Meeting #1 June 15, 2012
  2. 2. Agenda1) Regional Transit System Plan Review Adopted October 20112) What is Alternatives Analysis?3) Role of Steering Committee4) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Introduction5) Service Scenarios and Segments6) Next Steps7) Questions and Discussion10/29/2012 2
  3. 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 3
  4. 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 4
  5. 5. Implementation Strategies Near Term (1 – 5 Years) • Conduct Alternatives Analysis for Peoria/Riverside Corridor • Define & Implement Transit Governance Structure • Establish Financial Plan • Construct Transit FacilitiesNEAR TERM 1-5 years RTSP IMPLEMENTATION 10/29/2012 5
  6. 6. Fast Forward Funding Strategy10/29/2012 6
  7. 7. FTA Project Development Fast Forward Regional System Planning Transit System Plan Adopted October 2011 Alternatives Analysis WE ARE HERE Selection of Locally Preferred Alternative FTA Rating & Decision Project Development Implementation10/29/2012 7
  8. 8. 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 8
  9. 9. Project Mission Purpose & Objectives• Improve mobility• Increase travel choices• Support economic development• Best bang-for-your-buck Picture of Bus transit investment Enhancement10/29/2012 9
  10. 10. Work Program 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 Steering Committee & Stakeholders10/29/2012 10
  11. 11. 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 11
  12. 12. Steering Committee• Roles and Responsibilities – Review and feedback – Recommending committee Peoria/Riverside Steering – Big picture view Committee – Champions and advocates• Meetings Schedule INCOG Transportation Policy Committee – June 15, 2012 – September 2012 (TBD) INCOG Board – January 2013 (TBD) – Other meetings as needed 10/29/2012 12
  13. 13. Public Involvement•Explore •Explain •Engage •ExciteSteering CommitteePeoria Transit Advisors (PTA)3 Sets of Public Meetings (2 ea.)Website & Social MediaMailings 10/29/2012 13
  14. 14. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Funding Framework New Starts Small Starts Very Small Starts Medium-sized Small projects Large projects projects35,000 riders/day 3,000 riders/day 4,000 -10,000 min. riders/day $250M-$7B Less than $50M Less than $250M10/29/2012 14
  15. 15. The Challenge 5% of MTTA Operating Budget ($645k) Very Small Starts Project Proposal At least 3,000 benefiting riders 10 min. headways during peak/15 off peak10/29/2012 15
  16. 16. Major Activity CentersDowntown Tulsa Tech St. John & Hillcrest Utica Square Blair Property Park Cherry Street Mabee Center/ORU Brookside10/29/2012 16
  17. 17. Existing Rider SurveyAll trips for nine corridor routes surveyed fromApril 24-26, 2012 to determine number ofexisting riders that would benefit from a projectFULL CORRIDOR ROUTES• Serve majority of corridor (105)• 1,620 benefitting ridersSOUTH PEORIA ROUTES• Serve portions of South Peoria corridor (112, 222, 471)• 541 benefitting ridersDOWNTOWN ROUTES• Serve portions of 1st St / 2nd St corridor (100, 112, 203, 210, 221, 251)• 1,910 benefitting riders10/29/2012 17
  18. 18. Existing Corridor Riders• 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 riders• South Peoria + Downtown also meets VSS criteria (3,700 weekday riders)10/29/2012 18
  19. 19. Bus Rapid TransitBranded Buses Off-Board Fare CollectionEnhanced Boarding Platforms Passenger Information 10/29/2012 19
  20. 20. BRT System Elements Vehicles Running Ways Stations & Terminals Passenger Information Systems Service Plan10/29/2012 20
  21. 21. What is BRT? Varieties of BRT : On-Street in Mixed Traffic Reno, NV On-Street in Dedicated Lanes Eugene, OR Off-Street in Exclusive Lanes or Reserved Lanes on Freeways Pittsburg, PA10/29/2012 21
  22. 22. 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 22
  23. 23. Potential Funding Sources• Federal Grants – Very Small Starts – TIGER – Livable Communities• Local funds – Capital (50:50 up to $25 million) – Operating (100%)• Potential regional transit authority with dedicated source of funding10/29/2012 23
  24. 24. Operating Characteristics for Peoria/Riverside Corridor Service and Amenities • Less Time between buses: – 10 minutes in peak periods – 15 minutes in off-peak • 6am to 8pm Service Hours • Low Floor, CNG Fueled Buses • Signal Priority for Buses • Branded Stops and Vehicles • Stops Spaced 3 Blocks to ½-mile • Passenger Shelters and Benches • Next Bus Arrival Signs • Pedestrian and Bicycle Amenities • Transit Centers and Park-n-Rides10/29/2012 24
  25. 25. Peoria/Riverside Corridor Fast FactsLength: 24.8 mi. (56th N to 121st S)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 25
  26. 26. Scenarios for Peoria/Riverside CorridorLength: 24.8 mi. (56th N to 121st S) ScenarioPeople per sq. mi. 2,697 AJobs per sq. mi. 3,029Existing transit riders: 4,050One-way trip time: 75.7 – 81.4 min.Est. Capital cost range:$23.2M - $35.8MEst. Annual Operatingcost range: $2.4M - $3.9MPct. Of MTTA Operating Budget (FastForward projected): 13.2% - 21.6% 10/29/2012 26
  27. 27. Scenarios for Peoria/Riverside CorridorLength: 21.8 mi. (Pine to 121st S)People per sq. mi. 2,741 ScenarioJobs per sq. mi. 3,394Existing transit riders: 3,950 BOne-way trip time:65.4 – 71.1 min.Est. Capital cost range:$20.7M - $31.7MEst. Annual Operatingcost range: $2.2M - $3.4MPct. Of MTTA Operating Budget (FastForward projected): 12.3% - 19.1% 10/29/2012 27
  28. 28. Scenarios for Peoria/Riverside CorridorLength: 12.7 mi. (Pine to 81st S)People per sq. mi. 3,494Jobs per sq. mi. 5,833Existing transit riders: 3,940One-way trip time:47.3 - 51.2 min. ScenarioEst. Capital cost range: C$16.3M - $25.0MEst. Annual Operatingcost range: $1.6M - $2.5MPct. Of MTTA Operating Budget (FastForward projected): 8.7% - 13.8% 10/29/2012 28
  29. 29. Scenarios for Peoria/Riverside CorridorLength: 11.5 mi. (Downtown to 81st S)People per sq. mi. 3,771Jobs per sq. mi. 6,719Existing transit riders: 3,690One-way trip time:30.0 – 37.5 min.Est. Capital cost range:$14.0M - $22.2M ScenarioEst. Annual Operatingcost range: $0.9M - $1.8M DPct. Of MTTA Operating Budget(Fast Forward projected):5.1% - 9.9% 10/29/2012 29
  30. 30. Scenario Comparison Scenario Scenario Scenario Scenario A B C DLength 24.8 mi. 21.8 mi. 12.7 mi. 11.5 mi.Pop. per sq. mi. 2,697 2,741 3,494 3,771Emp. per sq. mi. 3,029 3,394 5,833 6,719Existing transit 4,050 3,950 3,940 3,690ridersOne-way trip time 75 – 81 min 65 -71 min 47 – 51 min 30 – 38 minCapital Cost Range $23M - $35M $21M - $32M $16M - $25M $14M - $22MOperating Cost $2.4M - $3.9M $2.2M - $3.4M $1.6M - $2.5M $0.9M – $1.8MRange% of MTTA Budget(Fast Forward proj.) 13% - 22% 12% – 19% 9% - 14% 5% - 10%% of MTTA Budget(Current) 19% - 31% 17% – 27% 12% - 20% 7% - 14% Corridor Extent 10/29/2012 30
  31. 31. Next steps for Peoria Transit Study …• Meetings with FTA & Sharing initial findings• Public and Stakeholder Input• Prepare Initiation Package with Purpose & Need• Refining Financial Estimates• Defining a Draft LPA• Public/Stakeholder Comment Period• Seeking Approval of Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) 10/29/2012 31
  32. 32. Future ConsiderationsPolicy Leaders• Develop Local Funding Requirements & Proposal• Address Institutional and Financial Considerations for the regionProject Sponsor• Work with FTA to develop a project proposal• Preliminary Engineering and Final Design• Project Construction Grant Agreement with FTA• Construction• Begin Service10/29/2012 32
  33. 33. Public Meeting SchedulePeoria North Peoria SouthTulsa Tech Peoria Campus Southbrooke Church of Christ3850 N. Peoria Ave. 38th & Peoria just behind Sonic 1132 E. 38th StreetMonday, July 16 Tuesday, July 17Doors open at 5:30pm Doors open at 5:30pmPresentation at 6:00pm Presentation at 6:00pmBus Route 105 Bus Route 105 or 222 10/29/2012 33
  34. 34. Questions & Discussion James Wagner, AICP Mike McAnelly, FAICPTransportation Projects Coordinator Project Manager INCOG Jacobs (918) 579-9447 (214) 850-9046 jwagner@incog.org Mike.McAnelly@jacobs.com10/29/2012 34
  35. 35. What is BRT? BRT System Elements •Simple route layout •Frequent service •Less frequent stops •Level boarding and alighting •Branded vehicles and stations •Amenities at stops •Signal prioritization •Larger vehicles •Multiple-door on and off •Fare prepayment •Feeder network •Coordinated land use planning10/29/2012 35
  36. 36. Benefits of BRT Implemented quickly  Express & Local and incrementally service on a single facility Flexible  Less costly than rail Operates on arterial streets  Integrated into surrounding Enhanced travel times environment and passenger experience10/29/2012 36
  37. 37. TECHNOLOGY COSTS PER MILE Bus Rapid Transit Modern StreetcarCommuter Rail Light Rail 10/29/2012 37
  38. 38. Benefits of BRT “BRT is a flexible, rubber-tired rapid-transit mode that combines stations, vehicles, services, running ways, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) elements into an integrated system with a strong positive identity that evokes a unique image.” Features of BRT include: • Dedicated or mixed running ways • Attractive stations and bus stops • Distinctive easy-to-board vehicles • Off-vehicle fare collection • Use of ITS technologies (Passenger info, traffic signal equipment) • Frequent all-day service10/29/2012 38

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