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 Bus Rapid Transit

 
North-South Corridor Alternatives Analysis
Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) completed an Alternatives Analysis to examine bus transit service improvements designed to connect major employment and activity centers in a traffic-congested, north-south corridor. The corridor begins in the north around Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, serves downtown Sarasota, and connects to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and areas beyond to the south.

The Bus Rapid Transit investment in this north-south corridor is aimed at fulfilling adopted policies and goals of Sarasota County, the city of Sarasota and the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization to manage growth and to foster sustainable economic and community development.
 
Goals

Specific project goals include:
  • Improve the quality, speed and attractiveness of transit services in the core area of the region, particularly in areas of highest residential and employment density.
  • Support regional economic development by improving transit access to key employment sites and activity centers.
  • Improve the operating efficiency of transit services in congested corridors and roadways
  • Support long-term sustainable development and land use in the region.
  • The Alternatives Analysis examined various transit service improvements to achieve these broad local and regional goals and to boost bus ridership by improving connectivity to key activity centers and bypassing congestion.
Potential Improvements

Among potential improvements being studied are:
  • Roadway infrastructure enhancements to create a dedicated transit guideway.
  • Traffic signal priority for buses at selected intersections.
  • Increased bus service frequencies and passenger information systems.
  • Improved passenger stations and shelters
 

 BRT Submittal Working Documents

 
  
  
Cover letter FTA 042910.pdfCover letter FTA 042910
North South Corridor AA Addendum.pdfNorth South Corridor AA Addendum
Project_Description_Template March 5 2010.pdfProject_Description_Template March 5 2010
SARASOTA NORTH_SOUTH BRT CASE.pdfSARASOTA NORTH_SOUTH BRT CASE
SCAT Cost Model Jan 10.pdfSCAT Cost Model Jan 10
SCAT Final Report Appendices Feb 10.pdfSCAT Final Report Appendices Feb 10
SCC_Workbook February 18 2010.pdfSCC_Workbook February 18 2010
Section1.pdfSection1
Section10.pdfSection10
Section11.pdfSection11
Section12.pdfSection12
Section13.pdfSection13
Section2.pdfSection2
Section3.pdfSection3
Section4.pdfSection4
Section5.pdfSection5
Section6.pdfSection6
Section7.pdfSection7
Section8.pdfSection8
 

 BRT Documents

 
  
  
WhatWillBRTLookLIke5.pdfWhatWillBRTLookLIke5
WhatAreBRTStations6-8.pdfWhatAreBRTStations6-8
what is the brt project study_2.pdfwhat is the brt project study_2
Timeline.pdfTimeline
SmallStarts.pdfSmallStarts
SCATBRT_24Sept2008_Presentation.pdfSCATBRT_24Sept2008_Presentation
SCAT_TrainingGuide_Flyer_PRINT.pdfSCAT_TrainingGuide_Flyer_PRINT
SarasotaMPO092208.pdfSarasotaMPO092208
Publication1_V3.pdfPublication1_V3
MPOTaskForce28July2008.pdfMPOTaskForce28July2008
HowWillBRTWorkinSC.2-4pdf.pdfHowWillBRTWorkinSC.2-4pdf
FPTALaneCountyEugeneOR.pdfFPTALaneCountyEugeneOR
BRTVehiclesBeLike9-10.pdfBRTVehiclesBeLike9-10
BRT_Ridership_Forecast_Brief_08_0124.pdfBRT_Ridership_Forecast_Brief_08_0124
BRT_LandUse_Ridership_08_0207.pdfBRT_LandUse_Ridership_08_0207
4_16_10hndt2FINAL.pdf4_16_10hndt2FINAL

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