Arlington-Final Community Forum on Bus Priority Pilot

Presentation will include a preliminary review of Arlington’s pilot

The Arlington Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) invites the public to the final community forum on the bus rapid transit (BRT) pilot on Wednesday, November 14, at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall Auditorium, 730 Massachusetts Avenue. The pilot runs eastbound along Mass Avenue serving routes 77, 79, and 350 from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM. During the forum, attendees will learn about the preliminary results of the pilot, including what was learned through data collection and survey responses. Attendees will be able to provide feedback on the three main sections of the BRT pilot, noting what worked, what can be improved, and additional factors that can be evaluated by the Town in its review.

The month-long bus priority pilot will conclude on November 9. Elements of BRT that were tested as part of the pilot project include a bus stop relocation with transit signal priority and a queue jump at Lake Street, a dedicated bus lane between Varnum Street and Alewife Brook Parkway, and modifications to the lane assignments and signal changes at Alewife Brook Parkway.

Continuing through November and December, the Town will continue evaluating the pilot, pending data collection and analysis from project partners and feedback collected at the November 14th forum. Recommendations from this evaluation will be forthcoming in early 2019.

For more information on BRT, please contact Daniel Amstutz, Senior Transportation Planner, at 781-316-3093 or damstutz@town.arlington.ma.us, or visit https://www.arlingtonma.gov/projects to view previous BRT Arlington materials, including from the first two forums.

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