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Implementing a BRT Project: The Preliminary Steps 8:30 – 9:50 a.m. Frank Spielberg BMI-SG Incoming Chair, TRB Bus Transit Systems Committee (Moderator) Session Presentations “MAX, Transit for Today”, June Devoll “BRT Vehicle Selection Concepts”, Fred Silver

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Implementing a BRT Project: The Preliminary Steps

8:30 – 9:50 a.m.

Frank Spielberg

BMI-SG

Incoming Chair, TRB Bus Transit Systems Committee

(Moderator)

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Session Presentations
  • “MAX, Transit for Today”, June Devoll
  • “BRT Vehicle Selection Concepts”, Fred Silver
  • “Implementing BRT, Fare Collection”, Roderick Diaz and Jeff Klompus
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June Devoll
  • Transit Operations Administrator for the RTC of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas
  • Responsible for the oversight of fixed route and paratransit operations
  • Project Manager for the Metropolitan Area Express BRT (MAX) project
max transit for today

MAXTransit for Today

Regional Transportation Commission

of Southern Nevada

trailblazing las vegas transit future
Trailblazing Las Vegas’ Transit Future

“If there’s an innovative new technology out there, bring it to Las Vegas. We’ll try it out.”

  • Jacob L. Snow, RTC General Manager
project vision las vegas brt
Project Vision: Las Vegas BRT

To increase passenger capacity, reduce dwell times, improve scheduling and convenience and build a positive image of public transit.

Project is a centerpiece of the RTC’s strategic vision: “to provide a safe convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for citizens and visitors.”

brt project goals
BRT Project Goals
  • Enhance transit system capacity
  • Improve passenger comfort and convenience
  • Increase cost effectiveness
  • Improve the image of public transit
project partners
Project Partners
  • City of North Las Vegas
  • Nevada Department of Transportation
  • Clark County, Nevada
  • City of Las Vegas
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Federal Transit Administration
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Irisbus
transit system challenges
Transit System Challenges
  • Las Vegas is the fastest growing U.S. urban area with over 6,000 new residents each month
  • Transit ridership demands outpace service supply
  • More miles are accrued on CAT buses than any other U.S. transit system
  • Air quality deterioration is severe
  • Perception of transit often discourages public from the bus system
  • Longer dwell times with open doors reduce cooling efficiency in buses during summer months
project corridor
Project Corridor

LAS VEGAS BOULEVARD NORTH

metropolitan area express max features
Metropolitan Area Express (MAX)Features
  • Dedicated Lane
  • Civis Vehicle
  • Optical Guidance
  • Unique Station Design with level boarding
  • Off-Board Fare Collection
  • Transit Signal Priority
unique station design
Unique Station Design
  • 20 Passenger Stations
  • Level Boarding/Alighting through 4 Doors for Improved Accessibility
  • 10’ x 65’ Station Platform with Passenger Shelter
  • Larger Seating & Queuing Area for Improved Comfort
  • Ticket Vending Machines
  • Tactile Surface
off board fare collection
Off-board Fare Collection
  • Sale of all passes, tickets and validation
  • Validation of Flexi-fare rechargeable passes for commuters in Club Ride Commuter Program
transit signal priority
Transit Signal Priority
  • Over 20 Signalized Intersections
  • Low Priority System
    • Shorter Red/Longer Green
  • 3M Infrared Emitters on the Vehicles
  • Future Integration with CATCOM / AVL
project challenges
Project Challenges
  • Coordination of Timing of Vehicles, Stations and TVMs
  • Trajectory of Each Station
  • Vehicles – Fewer Issues Than Any Other Vehicle Purchased by RTC
  • Spare Parts
the dream is a reality max is coming
The Dream is a RealityMAX is Coming!
  • All Vehicles Delivered
    • 10 Vehicles in Las Vegas
    • Undergoing Extensive Testing and Training
  • Projected Timeline
    • Civil Road Works Complete
    • 18 Stations Complete; additional 2 stations complete by May 2004
    • TVM’s installed and functional
    • Transit Signal Priority Currently Testing
    • Revenue Service Begins June 30, 2004
max is coming
MAX is Coming
  • June 30, 2004 start-up date
  • Community support has been tremendous
  • “Meet MAX” events taking place at corridor shopping venues
  • “Meet MAX” youth presentations taking place at corridor schools
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