California Department of Transportation

Infrastructure Requirements for Lane Assist/Precision Docking


Bradley Mizuno

Task Description

Lane Assist and Precision Docking results in channeled traffic that may lead to the development of accelerated distress in pavements.  Reliable operation of BRT systems may be compromised by the need for frequent maintenance of the pavement. The preferred choices of materials for BRT pavements and boarding platforms (and access ways) are not clear.  Choice can affect cost and durability.

Task Objective

Previous research has developed methods of comparing vehicle throughput and person throughput associated with transit projects, but it is important to explore the policy implications of such tradeoffs.  This research project will review established policies (across the State, nation, and internationally) that focus on person throughput, even at the detriment of vehicle throughput, to determine the success of the policies.  It will also develop a selection of policies that Caltrans can consider for adoption that will balance person throughput improvements with vehicle throughput impacts.

Final Report/Deliverables

Establishing Infrastructure Requirements for Bus Rapid Transportation Operations in Dedicated Bus Lanes