Transportation Advisory Board 12/4/2012

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Transportation Advisory Board 12/4/2012

  1. 1. Peoria/Riverside Alternatives Analysis Briefing City of Tulsa Transportation Advisory Board December 4, 2012
  2. 2. Project Background12/4/2012 2
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Major Activity CentersDowntown Tulsa Tech St. John & Hillcrest Utica Square Blair Property Park Cherry Street Mabee Center/ORU Brookside12/4/2012 5
  6. 6. PlaniTulsa Comprehensive Plan The Big “T”12/4/2012 6
  7. 7. Trip DestinationsDestinations for All trips on Route 105 Destinations for Work trips on Route 105 Source: INCOG Ridership Survey, Jan. 201012/4/2012 7
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Public Involvement12/4/2012 10
  11. 11. Public Involvement Steering Committee Initial Meeting (June) Initial round of public meetings July 16th & 17th Targeted Neighborhood Outreach12/4/2012 11
  12. 12. Public Involvement 985 postcards sent to Businesses 72 Personal Letters to Neighborhood Leaders12/4/2012 12
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Bus Rapid TransitBranded Buses Off-Board Fare CollectionEnhanced Boarding Platforms Passenger Information 12/4/2012 15
  15. 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
  16. 16. The Spur – Ft. Worth, TX12/4/2012 17
  17. 17. The Spur Line – Ft. Worth, TX12/4/2012 18
  18. 18. The Spur Line – Ft. Worth, TX12/4/2012 19
  19. 19. Shelters & Passenger Information12/4/2012 20
  20. 20. Stop Types12/4/2012 21
  21. 21. Menu Exercise12/4/2012 22
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 24. Connecting to the Existing Route System12/4/2012 25
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 28. Station Improvement Levels12/4/2012 29
  29. 29. Station Example - Enhanced12/4/2012 30
  30. 30. Station Example - Improved12/4/2012 31
  31. 31. Station Example - Local Local Example12/4/2012 32
  32. 32. Conceptual Station Area12/4/2012 33
  33. 33. Capital & Operating Cost Estimates12/4/2012 34
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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

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