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BRT in Pittsburgh: Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway. David E. Wohlwill, AICP Port Authority of Allegheny County Priority Bus Transit Conference Washington, DC June 24, 2009. Pittsburgh BRT Facilities. Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway. Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway.
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BRT in Pittsburgh: Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway David E. Wohlwill, AICP Port Authority of Allegheny County Priority Bus Transit Conference Washington, DC June 24, 2009

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Pittsburgh BRT Facilities

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Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway

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Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway Links CBD and Oakland with Pittsburgh\'s eastern neighborhoods and rural areas 9.1 miles, 9 stations and 1 stop Proposed in Port Authority\'s Early Action Program received in 1970 Initial 6.8-mile Downtown – Pittsburgh Oakland section opened in 1983 Capital cost - $115 million with financing from nearby, state and government sources 2.3-mile augmentation to Swissvale opened in 2003 Capital cost - $68 million with subsidizing from nearby, state and elected sources including expressway reserves flexed to travel.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway Busiest BRT office with 25,000 - 28,000 weekday riders (2008-09) Allows transports to sidestep serious clog on major arterials and lanes in Pittsburgh\'s eastern groups Built along dynamic railroad line

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Service Design 32 East Busway Routes Basic administration gave on 3 courses conveying half of riders: EBA: Daily administration on whole length of busway to Downtown Pittsburgh EBS: Weekday crest period benefit from Wilkinsburg to Downtown Pittsburgh EBO: Weekday benefit from Swissvale to Oakland (Pittsburgh\'s instructive, medicinal & social focus)

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Service Design Other 29 courses work on busway and exit at different areas to serve City of Pittsburgh neighborhoods and Allegheny County\'s Eastern rural areas Some courses get and release travelers at middle person stations, others go through Other Service: 100 through course which likewise works on the West Busway 3 Westmoreland County Transit Authority courses working relentless on the busway

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Express transports can pass nearby transports halted at stations

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Performance: Travel Times Swissvale - Oakland 61B course utilizing neighborhood roads: 26 minutes EBO course on East Busway: 19 minutes Wilkinsburg - Downtown 71C course utilizing neighborhood boulevards: 54 minutes EBA course on East Busway: 18 minutes

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Performance: Operating Costs Port Authority\'s Non-BRT outspread transport courses: $2.81/rider Average for busway courses (East & West busway courses working length of busways): $1.78/rider EBA Route: $1.29/rider LRT System: $4.41/rider

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Performance: Energy Consumption 2005 Average for all transports 4 mpg Hybrid electric transports 5 mpg Diesel transport on East Busway (EBA highway) 7 mpg Hybrid electric transport on East Busway (EBA course) 8.8 mpg

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New Development along the East Busway $740 million worth of improvement along East Busway 1983 – 2008 Scale of advancement tantamount that accomplished by rail lines in different urban communities Comprised of new development and redesign of more seasoned structures including empty mechanical structures This level of advancement is wonderful considering Population misfortune in the passageway Topographical and railroad boundaries to improvement Traditional nonappearance of nearby and local strategies coordinating advancement along quick travel lines (changed as of late)

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New Development along the East Busway Expansion of restorative segment from its conventional base in Oakland to the Corridor Central area of a few busway groups along made is speaking to retail engineers Popularity of East End neighborhoods with understudies and youthful experts Since 2000, the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and group bunches have started all the more professional dynamic getting ready for advancement in the hall.

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Examples of Development along the East Busway Residential Complex Homewood Professional Offices: Shadyside Pennsylvanian Apartments: Downtown Mixed Retail: East Liberty

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Baum-Center Corridor 1.6 miles long interfacing with five East End neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh The Baum – Center Corridor at first created with a vehicle introduction As the hallway developed, numerous car situated utilizations shut, making open doors for new advancement The passage is appealing to designers Proximity to Oakland (Pittsburgh\'s social, instructive and medicinal focus) Corridor\'s capacity as a key channel for access to and inside Pittsburgh\'s East End people group Presence of the East Busway

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Baum - Center Corridor

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City of Pittsburgh Plan for the Corridor

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Maturing Corridor Dominated via Automobile-Oriented Uses

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Three Nodes in Corridor

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New Development in Corridor Negley Station with Center Professional Building in foundation UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

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Development at Negley Station in Shadyside Expansion of Supermarket and New Condos at Negley Station

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Eastside Development – East Liberty East Side Mixed Use Development (practically finished) and East Liberty Station First Whole Foods Store in City of Pittsburgh

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Proposal for New Station Serving the Corridor Site for station serving UPMC Hospital Area of potential destinations for new station

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Proposed BRT Improvements On-road BRT amongst Downtown and Oakland BRT medications in Downtown Pittsburgh Extension of the East Busway to Turtle Creek range

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Author Contact Information David E. Wohlwill, AICP Manager of Extended Range Planning Port Authority of Allegheny County 412.566.5110

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