Las Vegas Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) BRT Demonstration Project Evaluation

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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) BRT Demonstration Project Evaluation Report is intended to support FTA’s ongoing research on bus rapid transit project planning, development and implementation. This report presents a comprehensive assessment of the applications of BRT elements on the MAX system, per the evaluation framework outlined in the Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) report. Information is presented on a broad range of applications of key elements of BRT – running ways, stations, vehicles, fare collection, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and service and operating plans. This evaluation also investigates MAX system performance in several key areas, including travel times savings, improving reliability, providing identity and a quality image, improving safety and security, and increasing capacity. The evaluation concludes with an assessment of important system benefits, including transportation system benefits (increasing ridership, and improving capital cost effectiveness and operating efficiency) and community benefits (transit-supportive development and environmental quality).

For additional information, please contact Karen Facen.

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