Building upon the infrastructure improvements associated with the launch of BaltimoreLink, MTA is working with local jurisdictions to increase bus reliability, speed and passenger safety throughout the BaltimoreLink system. MTA has pursued a data-driven approach to identify opportunities in the system, focusing on reliability, bus speeds, and travel delays at bus stops. Potential targeted investments to the roadway that prioritize transit riders include curb-extensions at bus stops, transit signal priority, dedicated bus lanes, queue jumps, and more. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transit Intersections Improvements Screening & Concept Development
MTA is identifying potential transit priority improvements at multiple intersections throughout our Frequent Transit Network to improve travel times and reduce delay at locations with high ridership through a screening process involving analysis of performance metrics and stakeholder engagement. Design concepts for an initial set of 10 intersections will draw on MTA's Transit Priority Toolkit.
The project team began with a network-wide analysis of locations with high ridership and low travel times. This produced a list of 40 locations which were screened for local and equity considerations, and currently the project team is developing preliminary concepts at 20 intersections. These preliminary concepts will support stakeholder engagement to aid in identifying an initial set of 10 intersections to advance into the Engineering phase.
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Transit Priority Toolkit
MTA has created a Transit Priority Toolkit to assist neighborhoods, elected officials, transit planners and transportation engineers to consider how potential transit prioritizing treatments can fit into the roadway. This toolkit identifies improvements that can be tactically implemented to address bus travel delays, bus reliability, and also safety improvements for those who walk or ride bicycles to connect to transit.
MTA has pursued a data-driven approach to select and prioritize opportunities for transit-prioritizing investments. MTA's BaltimoreLink Frequent Transit Network, made up of routes that run every 15 minutes or better, was analyzed based on quantitative measures including bus reliability, bus speeds, dwell times, and ridership. This analysis identified segments of roadway that will most benefit from transit-prioritizing investments.