It works Everywhere
|Los Angeles, California - MTA|
The Metro Rapid example is probably the most similar service to my plan. I would reduce the number of stops first though and invest in signal priority and other infrastructure improvements as funding becomes available. I am also reluctant to maintain local service on any routes except the busiest:
"Key Metro Rapid Attributes:
Those were the first two corridors in 2002. There are now 20 Metro Rapid routes, with 450 miles of service scheduled by the end of 2008.
Alameda County, California - AC Transit
The San Pablo Rapid route was modeled on The Metro Rapid due to its success. Travel times on the 72R have been by 26% over the local version, and 17% over the previous limited stop route. The overall ridership in the corridor has increased just 2.6%, but the ridership systemwide has decreased 13%, making the gain more impressive.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Port Authority of Allegheny Co.
The Pittsburgh busway system is similar in operations to my Freeway BRT concept, but with a dedicated running way. I would love a dedicated running way if the opportunity presented itself on an abandoned rail line, but my proposal has a much lower capital cost because it uses existing freeway lanes.
East (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) Busway