Cebu City Profile • Population of roughly one million • Total Area of 315 sq. km (only 8% of which is flat area but containing two thirds of the population) • Center of a metropolitan area • Second most significant metropolitan center in the Philippines • Base of most of city's shipping companies • Port facilities • Close access to airport • Tropical climate • Heritage City
“Cebu City BRT will provide a premium quality, economic, user orientated mass transit system that will appeal to the entire spectrum of residents, workers and visitors to Cebu, and will significantly contribute to Cebu's desire to improve its economic, environmental and social conditions.” Cebu City BRT Steering Committee, November 2009
TransCebu Scope The BRT FS includes: Segregated BRT infrastructure On road bus priority where required Terminals, stations and depot SRP internal roads (including BRT) Complimentary traffic management Junction improvements Parking controls Interchange improvements Area Traffic Control System Partial restructuring of PUJ routes Institutional and regulatory restructuring
Consultation Based Approach Over 2000 people met face-to-face Two rounds of meetings in 14 Barangays (repeated) Exhibitions in Ayala, SM and City Hall Press releases Stakeholder meetings – government & non government PUJ industry meetings and focus groups with drivers/operators Web site & Facebook – integration with Social Media! Data collection includes: 7000 travel diaries 3000 surveys of PT users A BRT System designed for Cebu customers!
BRT Stations Median Stations
Median Station Design Plan View • ROW acquisition required • Two BRT boarding areas • Overtaking (bypass) lane • Two stage (at-grade) pedestrian crossing • PUJ stopping area • Vehicle u-turn facility • Fully accessible stations for all customers!
Station Types Asymmetric Stations Asymmetric Stations (one direction)
Kerb side Station
Fuente Circle - Route Detail BRT Only General Traffic
Ayala BRT Terminal • Integration with PUJ terminal (see photo) • Integration with major shopping mall • Separate pick up/drop off • Allows interchange for journeys to Talamban, Bulacao, Cebu IT Park
Vehicles • 13.7 m • Semi low floor • Two door • Double sided • 176 vehicle fleet • Euro IV diesel (infrastructure dependent) • Chassis/engine import – assembled in Philippines • Competition in the market
Opening year forecast • AM Peak 26,100 passengers (5,300 link loading) • 330,000 passengers per day • Annual Revenue of PHP 837,705,000 ($20m) at jeepney fares Cebu
A new role for the jeepney • 1,191 franchises affected • Max of 2,620 affected persons
DOTC Cebu City Government CEBUS JV CITOM LTFRB BRT ATC Transport Services Support Services Cebu BRT : Operational Phase
Scheme benefits Cebu City Benefits • City wide accessibility • Reduced congestion • Land value increases • Terminal and station development • Operations contracts • Service contracts • Local air quality improvements • GHG reduction
Cebu BRT - Next Steps... • Detailed Feasibility Study completed – August 2012 • Detailed Engineering Design – October 2012 • Construction / Procurement Phase – June 2013 • Operational – Late 2015 • Much work still to do!