Date of Award
Master of Science
Frederick Wegmann, Thomas Urbanik
This study reviews Busway technology, the highest form of Bus Rapid Transit, and itsapplications to improve mobility within urban areas. The purpose of this study is to identify the potential benefits of busways as an alternative to costly rail transit. Two case studies were performed for busways in current operation in Miami, FL and Pittsburgh, PA. This study will offer a comprehensive analysis of both busway systems and how they have positively affected important transit corridors in the aforementioned metropolitan areas. This study will also discuss the planning process, guidelines, and design criteria for busway development.
Gallant, Michael Harris, "Use of Busways in Urban Areas. " Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 2006.