TransMilenio, Bogotá, Colombia.
PEAK FREQUENCY | 3 POINTS
How often the bus comes during peak travel times such as rush hour is a good proxy for quality of service and corridor selection. A higher frequency usually means higher ridership, although the scoring of peak frequencies have been set at levels that still allow systems in lower-demand environments to receive some points. Additionally, in order for BRT to be truly competitive with alternative modes, like the private automobile, passengers need to be confident that their wait times will be short and the next bus will arrive soon.
Scoring Guidelines: Peak frequency is measured by the number of buses per hour for each route that passes the highest-demand segment on the corridor during the peak period. The peak frequency score is then determined based on the percentage of routes that have a frequency of at least eight buses per hour in the peak period.
OFF PEAK FREQUENCY | 2 POINTS
As with peak frequency, how often the bus comes during off-peak travel times is a good proxy for quality of service and corridor selection.
Scoring Guidelines: Off-peak frequency here is measured by the buses per hour of each passing the highest-demand segment on the corridor during the off-peak (mid-day) period. The off-peak frequency score is then determined based on the percentage of all routes that have a frequency of at least four buses per hour during the off-peak period.
- The BRT Standard 2013 Committee
- What's new in 2013?
- Foreword by CDOT Commissioner Gabe Klein
- 2013 Corridor Rankings
- BRT Basics
- Service Planning
- Station design and station-bus interface
- Quality of service and passenger information systems
- integration and access
- point deductions