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Transit Design Manual (1)

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TRANSITDESIGNMANUAL
 
August, 2004
 
TRANSIT DESIGN MANUALTable of Contents
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1.0INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1
1.1PURPOSE........................................................................................................................11.2PALM TRAN OVERVIEW................................................................................................11.2.1Mission Statement..............................................................................................21.2.2Essence of Design Planning...............................................................................31.2.3Customer Service Philosophy.............................................................................31.3BENEFITS OF TRANSIT ACCESSIBILITY.....................................................................31.3.1Creating Places of Community Life.....................................................................41.3.2Catalyst for Downtown and Neighborhood Renewal..........................................41.3.3Creating Opportunity for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development..........41.3.4Improving Safety and Infrastructure....................................................................51.3.5Making Communities Accessible and Convenient..............................................51.3.6Shaping Community Growth...............................................................................61.3.7Implementation through Partnerships.................................................................61.4TRANSIT ACCESSIBILITY CHECKLIST........................................................................71.4.1General...............................................................................................................71.4.2Transit Service Standards...................................................................................71.4.3Transit Access(Bus Operating Criteria) ............................................................71.4.4Pedestrian Access..............................................................................................71.4.5Bicycle Access....................................................................................................71.4.6Infrastructure.......................................................................................................81.4.7Coordination........................................................................................................81.4.8Operating Philosophy for Notification.................................................................9
2.0SERVICE DESIGN......................................................................................................................11
2.1TYPES...........................................................................................................................112.1.1Trunk(T) ..........................................................................................................132.1.2Cross-town(X) .................................................................................................132.1.3Limited(L) ........................................................................................................142.1.4Circulator (C) ....................................................................................................142.1.5Shuttle(S) ........................................................................................................142.1.6Express(E) ......................................................................................................142.2STANDARDS.................................................................................................................152.2.1Route Design....................................................................................................152.2.2Schedule Design...............................................................................................162.2.3Performance Evaluation....................................................................................172.2.4Service Reallocation.........................................................................................18
 
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2.3COOPERATION AND DESIGN CONFLICT..................................................................192.3.1Thoroughfare Access Only...............................................................................192.3.2Routing Through Development Site..................................................................202.3.3Pedestrian Promenade.....................................................................................212.3.4Bus Bay - Development Front Door Access.....................................................222.3.5Expanded Facility..............................................................................................232.3.6Traffic Calming Schemes..................................................................................24
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OPERATION DESIGN................................................................................................................25
3.1BUS...............................................................................................................................253.1.1Specifications....................................................................................................263.1.2Turning Radii.....................................................................................................273.1.3Curb Radii.........................................................................................................283.1.4Intersections......................................................................................................293.1.5Clearance..........................................................................................................303.1.6 American with Disabilities Act(ADA)................................................................313.1.7Bikes On Buses(BOB).....................................................................................313.2ROADWAY.....................................................................................................................323.2.1Roadway Design...............................................................................................323.2.2Pavement..........................................................................................................323.2.3Driveways and Entrances.................................................................................333.2.4Traffic Signals and Signage..............................................................................333.2.5Traffic Control....................................................................................................333.2.6Crest and Sag...................................................................................................343.2.7Grades..............................................................................................................343.2.8Recovery Location............................................................................................343.3BUS STOPS...................................................................................................................353.3.1Location and Identification................................................................................353.3.2Transit Service Area.........................................................................................363.3.3Spacing.............................................................................................................373.3.4General Considerations....................................................................................373.3.5Near Side..........................................................................................................373.3.6Far Side.............................................................................................................383.3.7Mid-Block..........................................................................................................38
4.0STREETSIDE INFRASTRUCTURE...........................................................................................39
4.1BUS STOP ZONE..........................................................................................................394.2CURBSIDE.....................................................................................................................394.2.1In-Line...............................................................................................................404.2.2Bulb or Nub.......................................................................................................41

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