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Swift BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT)

Swift BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT)

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Swift BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT)

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  1. Swift BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT) ITS Washington November 12, 2008

  2. BUS RAPID TRANSIT • “A rubber-tired form of rapid transit that combines stations, vehicles, services, running ways, and ITS elements into an integrated system with a strong image and identity”

  3. Swift • Swift - all the elements of BRT: • Running Ways • Unique Brand • Vehicles • Fare Collection • Stations • ITS • Service & Operations Plan

  4. Swift • State Route 99 – Everett Station to Aurora Village Transit Center • 16.7 miles • 24 stations • 12 northbound • 12 southbound • Rapid, frequent, bi-directional service - 10 minute frequencies thru majority of day

  5. Swift • Corridor:

  6. Northern Terminus: Everett Station

  7. EVERETT STATION • Connections to: • 9 Community Transit Routes • 3 Sound Transit Routes • 6 Everett Transit Routes • Skagit & Island Transit • Sounder Commuter Rail • Amtrak rail service • Local jobs and businesses

  8. Southern Terminus: Aurora Village Transit Center

  9. Aurora Village Transit Center • Connections to: • 5 Community Transit routes • 7 King county Metro routes • Future RapidRide • Local jobs and businesses

  10. Swift • Capitalizes on infrastructure investments in the corridor • 6.7 miles of Business Access Transit (BAT) lanes • 10.5 miles of Transit Signal Priority (TSP) • TSP in City of Everett • Successful CMAQ application to complete route

  11. VEHICLES • 60 foot articulated • Modern, Sleek Design

  12. Swift Vehicle • Contract with New Flyer for 15 hybrid vehicles • Preproduction meetings held March 3, 2008 • 1st vehicle to be delivered March 2009 • Remaining vehicles to be delivered by June 2009

  13. SWIFT - TECHNOLOGY • Technology elements to support rapid service • TSP, GPS, AVL, APC, AAS, MDT, etc • Smart Card • Dynamic Passenger signs • On board & Off board

  14. SwiftFare Collection • Off Board Fare Collection • TVM at each station • Allows multiple door boarding • Proof of payment

  15. SwiftFare Collection • Off Board fare collection: • 2 TVM’s at each station • TVM’s will accept coin, bills, and credit card transactions • For Smart Card – 2 SAFTP’s at each station • Customers will pay at the station, then board by any door • Swift Ambassadors in the corridor will randomly check fares

  16. SWIFT - Stations

  17. Swift – Conceptual Station

  18. SWIFT - Stations • Station elements focus on convenience, safety, and maintaining speed of service • Raised platforms • Dynamic signage • TVM’s • Lighting • Customer information • Easement behind sidewalk

  19. STATION LOCATIONS • Located near high demand areas • Most are far-side locations • Nearside • Only to address safety concerns at far-side location • No Mid-block stations • Close proximity to cross-walks • Adjacent to ‘local’ bus stops (which will be far-side of Swift stations)

  20. STATION LOCATIONS Location specifics:

  21. SWIFT SERVICE • Swift will run 7 days per week • 5 a.m. until midnight • 10 minute headways • 5 a.m. until 7 p.m. M-F • 20 minute headways • Evenings and weekends • RAPID, RELIABLE, CONVENIENT!

  22. Partnership…

  23. SWIFT • Project Cost: • 16.7 mile project estimated at approx. $32 million • Over 50% of the cost is for new vehicles • Project is fully funded by grants, partnerships, and Community Transit local revenue streams

  24. Swift • Status & Timeline: • Vehicle procurement underway. Production begins 2/09. Vehicle delivery by June 2009. • Fare collection – TVM’s approved. Final order by 12/08. Delivery by May 2009. • ITS Technology suite in development with INIT. • Stations: • ROW acquisition underway for 24 sites • Trueform began manufacturing in 10/08 • ITB for construction awarded 11/6/08 – construction begins in 12/08 • Testing, Training and Public Outreach summer 2009. • Start up of service in Fall 2009.

  25. Swift Bus Rapid Transit