James Boyle, Director of Planning and Development, LYNX, Tara Crawford, Director of Transit Planning, JTA,
Linda Morris, Director of Service Planning, Miami-Dade County
Session Purpose and Description:
In this session, participants will learn about existing BRT systems currently in operation in Florida and examine the long-term benefits and challenges of maintaining such systems in three different metropolitan areas.
- History/origin of the LYMMO, South Dade Busway, and First Coast Flyer Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems.
- Background on the planning, development, and implementation of BRT features in each community.
- Lessons learned on managing public expectations of planned BRT services versus actual operating and staffing conditions.
- Challenges in developing, implementing, and maintaining Transit Signal Priority (TSP) systems that support BRT operations.
- The evolution of each BRT system beyond its original function and system plan:
- LYNX: Autonomous Vehicle Pilot project coming soon for one segment of LYMMO bus-only right-of-way.
- Miami-Dade: How FTA Small Starts, FDOT New Starts, and local funding will change the legacy South Dade Busway into a fixed guideway system (i.e., the South Dade Transitway BRT).
- JTA: Developing a fifth BRT corridor and how ReadiRide microtransit system has evolved to support First Coast Flyer BRT system.
- Future planned BRT corridors in each metropolitan area.
- James Boyle, Director of Planning and Development, LYNX
- Linda Morris, Director of Service Planning, Miami-Dade County
- Tara Crawford, Director of Transit Planning, JTA
Facilitator: Jonathan Roberson, Research Associate, CUTR