Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority (MTTA)     Peoria/Riverside Alternatives Analysis Briefing                    October...
Tulsa Transit Ridership by Route                                                   FY12 Ridership105                      ...
Work Program                   Transit Study--an Alternatives Analysis    1) Identify Issues and Opportunities            ...
Adopted Regional Transit                               System Plan (October 2011) Peoria/Riverside     Corridor       20.2...
Major Activity CentersDowntown                        Tulsa Tech                                                      St. ...
PlaniTulsa Comprehensive Plan                              The Big “T”10/30/2012                              7
Trip DestinationsDestinations for All trips on Route 105      Destinations for Work trips on Route 10510/30/2012          ...
Ride Check Survey• April 24-26, 2012  (Tuesday – Thursday)• 9 Routes surveyed• Survey included 64% of total  ridership, of...
Ride Check Survey• Major stops at Pine, DAS, 41st  Street, 61st Street, and 81st  Street• 4,000+ benefitting riders• 20% f...
Scenario Comparison  Scenario A       Scenario B    Scenario C   Scenario D   Scenario EExisting Transit Riders     4,050 ...
Public Involvement             Steering Committee Initial Meeting (June)             Initial round of public meetings (Jul...
Bus Rapid TransitBranded Buses                 Off-Board Fare CollectionEnhanced Boarding Platforms   Passenger Informatio...
BRT System Elements                 Branded Vehicles                 Running Ways                 Stations & Terminals    ...
Operating Characteristics for Bus                      Rapid Transit                 Service & Amenities Options          ...
The Spur – Ft. Worth, TX10/30/2012                          16
The Spur Line – Ft. Worth, TX10/30/2012                              17
The Spur Line – Ft. Worth, TX10/30/2012                              18
Shelters & Passenger Information10/30/2012                               19
Stop Types10/30/2012                20
Menu Exercise10/30/2012                   21
Preliminary Screening Matrix                                                                           Application of Scre...
Recommendations•   Geography    –   Preferred limits from E. 66th St N. to E. 81st St S.•   Alignment & Stations    –   Co...
Full Peoria/Riverside Corridor10/30/2012                             25
Connecting to the Existing                  Route System10/30/2012                                26
Station Improvement Levels10/30/2012                          27
Station Concept Examples•12 ft Concrete platform•Benches and/or leaning rails•Bicycle racks, trash cans•Branded, BRT signa...
Station Concept Examples                             • 20 ft Concrete platform                  •Station canopy and struct...
Station Concept Examples                                               •35 ft Concrete platform                       •Sta...
Station Example - Local              Local             Example10/30/2012                             31
Station Example - Improved10/30/2012                          32
Station Example - Improved10/30/2012                          33
Station Example - Enhanced10/30/2012                          34
Station Example - Enhanced10/30/2012                          35
6th Street Transfer10/30/2012                         36
6th Street Transfer10/30/2012                         37
6th Street Transfer10/30/2012                         38
6th Street Transfer10/30/2012                         39
6th Street Transfer10/30/2012                         40
Conceptual Station Area10/30/2012                         42
Operating Options             North of Downtown:                                                                   North o...
Capital & Operating Costs         Preliminary Capital Cost: $20 – 25M*         Potential 50% share from Federal Transit Ad...
Next Steps   November 6 – Presentation to the City of Tulsa Transportation                Advisory Board   November 9 – Pe...
Questions & Discussion                   James Wagner, AICP             Transportation Projects Coordinator               ...
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Presentation to the Tulsa Transit Board of Directors on the progress of the Peoria Transit Study. 10/30/2012

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Tulsa Transit Board 10-30-2012

  1. 1. Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority (MTTA) Peoria/Riverside Alternatives Analysis Briefing October 30, 2012
  2. 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 10/30/2012 3
  3. 3. 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 Stakeholders10/30/2012 4
  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%)10/30/2012 5
  5. 5. Major Activity CentersDowntown Tulsa Tech St. John & Hillcrest Utica Square Blair Property Park Cherry Street Mabee Center/ORU Brookside10/30/2012 6
  6. 6. PlaniTulsa Comprehensive Plan The Big “T”10/30/2012 7
  7. 7. Trip DestinationsDestinations for All trips on Route 105 Destinations for Work trips on Route 10510/30/2012 8
  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) 10/30/2012 9
  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 10/30/2012 10
  10. 10. 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% 10/30/2012 11
  11. 11. Public Involvement Steering Committee Initial Meeting (June) Initial round of public meetings (July) Targeted Neighborhood Outreach10/30/2012 12
  12. 12. Bus Rapid TransitBranded Buses Off-Board Fare CollectionEnhanced Boarding Platforms Passenger Information 10/30/2012 13
  13. 13. BRT System Elements Branded Vehicles Running Ways Stations & Terminals Passenger Information Systems Service Plan10/30/2012 14
  14. 14. 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 mile10/30/2012 15
  15. 15. The Spur – Ft. Worth, TX10/30/2012 16
  16. 16. The Spur Line – Ft. Worth, TX10/30/2012 17
  17. 17. The Spur Line – Ft. Worth, TX10/30/2012 18
  18. 18. Shelters & Passenger Information10/30/2012 19
  19. 19. Stop Types10/30/2012 20
  20. 20. Menu Exercise10/30/2012 21
  21. 21. Preliminary Screening Matrix Application of Screening Tools Alternative Elements Public Engagement System Compatibility Constructability Funding Opportunities North Tulsa must be served Where are trip ends Environmental, historic Requires 3,000 existing What are the mobility (generators)? resources to avoid / riders that will benefit needs of the PRC? What are the origins and mitigate impactsGeography (Project Limits) Perceived adequacy of destinations of existing service by area transit riders in the corridor? Major activity centers or Existing pedestrian activity / Available ROW to construct (FTA VSS) – requires 3,000 destinations accessibility stations existing riders that will Transit dependent residents Existing transfer points with Minimize impacts to private benefitAlignment & Stations Comfortable / safe stations local routes property “Substantial” transit needed TOD and future growth Access management & stations areas safety Improvements with Benefits both local service Existing access to power at Branded stations and greatest utility to riders and BRT stations vehiclesTechnology & Infrastructure Can system efficiency be Communications with Ops Real-time vehicle arrival increased? Center Traffic signal priority Focus should be put on Redundant service Infrastructure compatibility 14hrs M – F service frequency (Citizens) Can the PRC help optimize with existing fleet 10 min pk / 15 min off pkOperating Conditions Extended service hours other routes? frequency Current round trip times Limited stop vs. flag stop are unacceptable Cost-effectiveness of Allocating resources for Appropriate scale ($$$) of Max capital cost of $50M service area vs. frequency sustained operations vehicles, stations & 20% minimum local matchFunding Strategy (Elected Officials) amenities of capital cost Max O&M cost ≤ 5% of existing budget 10/30/2012 23
  22. 22. Recommendations• Geography – 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) • Peoria Ave vs. Cincinnati Ave (from Pine St to E 6th ST) – Multiple station platform / shelter footprints & amenity options• 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 & Sunda (no BRT)• Funding – Capital: 50/50 Federal/Local, FTA Very Small Starts (VSS) or TIGER Grants – Operations: Local funding10/30/2012 24
  23. 23. Full Peoria/Riverside Corridor10/30/2012 25
  24. 24. Connecting to the Existing Route System10/30/2012 26
  25. 25. Station Improvement Levels10/30/2012 27
  26. 26. Station Concept Examples•12 ft Concrete platform•Benches and/or leaning rails•Bicycle racks, trash cans•Branded, BRT signage and passenger information 10/30/2012 28
  27. 27. 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 amenities10/30/2012 29
  28. 28. 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 amenities10/30/2012 30
  29. 29. Station Example - Local Local Example10/30/2012 31
  30. 30. Station Example - Improved10/30/2012 32
  31. 31. Station Example - Improved10/30/2012 33
  32. 32. Station Example - Enhanced10/30/2012 34
  33. 33. Station Example - Enhanced10/30/2012 35
  34. 34. 6th Street Transfer10/30/2012 36
  35. 35. 6th Street Transfer10/30/2012 37
  36. 36. 6th Street Transfer10/30/2012 38
  37. 37. 6th Street Transfer10/30/2012 39
  38. 38. 6th Street Transfer10/30/2012 40
  39. 39. Conceptual Station Area10/30/2012 42
  40. 40. Operating Options North of Downtown: North of Downtown: Improved Local Route 105 Improved Local Route 105 South of Downtown: •Faster Travel Time New premium BRT service Reorganized local Service •Improved On-Time + Reduced local Route 105 Performance •30 min Service All Day •No Change in Saturday Service South of Downtown: New premium BRT service + Reduced local Route 105 Premium BRT Service •Faster Travel Time •Improved On-Time Performance •10 min Peak Service •15 min Base Service •No Change in Saturday Service10/30/2012 44
  41. 41. Capital & Operating Costs Preliminary Capital Cost: $20 – 25M* Potential 50% share from Federal Transit Administration Operations Cost* Delta from Scenario (annual) Existing 105 Do Nothing (No Build) $1,300,000 - Option 1 (Peoria & Riverside) $2,019,000 +$719,000 Option 2 (Utica) $2,216,000 +$916,000 *Cost estimate subject to change as project progresses into preliminary engineering North of Downtown: South of Downtown: Improved Local Route 105 New enhanced BRT service + Reduced local Route 105 •Faster Travel Time •Improved On-Time •Faster Travel Time Performance •Improved On-Time Performance •30 min Service All Day •10 min Peak Service •No Change in Saturday Service •15 min All-Day Service •No Change in Saturday Service10/30/2012 45
  42. 42. Next Steps November 6 – Presentation to the City of Tulsa Transportation Advisory Board November 9 – Peoria Alternatives Analysis Steering Committee January 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 Administration10/30/2012 46
  43. 43. Questions & Discussion James Wagner, AICP Transportation Projects Coordinator INCOG (918) 579-9447 jwagner@incog.org10/30/2012 47

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