A New Angle on the Diagonal Highway ‐ SH119 Bus Rapid Transit Project
Friday, April 19, 2019
1:55 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. MDT
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The SH119 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project led by RTD in partnership with local stakeholders in Boulder County and CDOT developed a unique solution to move people through the SH119 corridor whether they ride transit, a bicycle, carpool, walk, or drive a car. RTD, CDOT, local agency staff, and the consultant team will provide their different perspectives on how BRT/managed lanes and a shared use path became an integral part of the SH119 BRT project, how a diverse stakeholder team evaluated alternatives, and how the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Excel tool called Policy Options Evaluation Tool for Managed Lanes (POET‐ML) and traffic analysis helped in evaluate different capital improvements. The overall project also includes improvements to the local transportation networks in City of Boulder and Longmont, transit signal prioritization, and park and rides. Another aspect of the project is that the different project components can be phased in as funding becomes available in order to meet the goal of making transit a more reliable and faster service in the corridor.
‐ how a robust alternatives analysis process for a transit project can look at improving travel for all roadway users;
‐ a City and DOT perspective on how this project connects with their transportation vision, and how they will provide space on their roadway for an increased amount of buses and all users; and
‐ how the POET analysis was this used in this project, and it's applicability for other local, transit corridor, and freeway projects.
Philip Greenwald, AICP CTP
Patrick Picard, AICP
Shelia Booth, email@example.com