Discussion State Road 50 Connector Alternatives Analysis

Report
SR 50/UCF Connector
Alternatives Analysis
Orange County Board of County Commissioners
January 13, 2015
Purpose and History of Study
 Alternatives Analysis Study funded by Federal Transit
Administration (FTA)
 Study Area:1 mile of SR 50 between the Lake County line and
SR 434, and along SR 434/Alafaya Trail to UCF
 Corridor a key regional transportation link
 One of the highest ridership corridors in the system
 Major east-west feeder for SunRail
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Recommended Mode- Bus Rapid Transit
Cleveland Health Line
Cleveland Health Line
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Swift BRT, Seattle
Grand Rapids Silver Line
SR 50 Bus Rapid Transit Characteristics
Quicker
boarding
through all
doors
Bike racks on buses
Free wi-fi
Enhanced stations
with shelters,
seating and
branding
Modern buses
Transit signal
priority and
queue jumps
Off-board
ticketing
Buses operate in mixed traffic
with 10 minute (peak) and 15
minute (off-peak) frequency
Curb-level
boarding
Arrival and departure
information
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Performance of the Alternatives
(Initial Operating Phase from Powers Drive to Goldenrod Road)
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Recommended Alternative
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BRT Service from Oakland to UCF
Initial Operating Phase (Phase 1)
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BRT in Mixed Traffic from Powers Drive to Goldenrod Road
Express Bus Service between Downtown Area and UCF Area
(Funded through existing mechanism)
Phase 1
Express Bus (between Downtown & UCF Area)
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Community Engagement Throughout the Process
343 Survey Respondents 16 Community Events
97% Supports Recommended Alternative Transit Investment
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28 Stakeholder Interviews
3 Public Workshops/Open Houses
7 Project Advisory Working Group Meetings
2 Community Liaisons Meeting
9 Neighborhood Meetings
Multiple Agency Coordination Meetings
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Why Invest in SR 50 BRT?
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SR 50 BRT is a Cost-Effective Investment
Measures
Frequency
Capital Cost
Annual Operating Cost
(FY 2014$)
Corridor Ridership
(Typical Weekday)
Existing
(2010)
Future
No-Build1
Future
BRT Alternative1
15 Min. Peak/
30 Min Off Peak
15 Min. Peak/
30 Min. Off Peak
10 Min. Peak/
15 Min. Off Peak
$0.8M
$36M
$9.8M
$10.6M (+$0.8M2)
$11.8M (+$2 M2)
8,500
13,700
14,3003
1Operating
costs for future scenarios include SR 50 BRT Initial Operating Phase and Local SR 50 Routes but
does not include Express Bus between Downtown & UCF Area.
2 Compared to Existing Conditions Costs, (+$XX) = incremental difference
3 Based on conservative ridership estimates based on 2010 on-board survey data
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SR 50 will improve Quality of Service for
Existing Transit Riders
Average Travel Time Savings
Compared to Base Year (2010)
Per Weekday Trip
7 minutes
Per Peak Trip
6 minutes
Per Off-Peak Trip
7 minutes
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SR 50 BRT will Serve Jobs
Leaving Corridor
to Work
Commuting into Corridor
to Work
56,796
117,539
12,832
Live & Work in Corridor
187,200
Working Population
(workers who live, who live & work, and who
commute into the corridor to work)
13% of Metro Orlando Jobs
9% of Metro Orlando Population
Of approximately 130,000 jobs on the corridor, less than 10% are filled by corridor residents
Source: US Census Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics, 2010
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SR 50 BRT will be a
Key Feeder for
SunRail
Investment in SR 50
Increases Access to
SunRail Jobs by 150%
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SR 50 BRT will Support Economic Development
13 Station Areas (in Phase 1) to anchor Future TODs
$2.8B in Public & Private Investment
$2.3B Proposed Development
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SR 50 BRT will Connect to Jobs and Education
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100,000 Higher Education Students
7th Largest Research Park (10,000 Jobs)
Provides Desired Transportation Choices for Millennials
Of SR 50 Transit Riders, 48% are Transit-dependent
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Next Steps
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Presentation to LYNX and MetroPlan
Orlando Boards for Approval and
Adoption of the Locally Preferred
Alternative
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