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Study Description

Pace Suburban Bus Company in conjunction with the RTA will conduct a Transit Signal Priority (TSP) demonstration at the Harvey Transportation Center. The purpose of the project is to assess the current roadway design, and transit procedures, to develop a TSP field operations Plan, Specification and Estimate (PS&E) for the HTC and all specified routes. The goal of the project is to guide the development of signal priority systems for improved bus service and compliment the region┐s ongoing efforts to reduce travel times and increase operating efficiencies on roadways. In addition, this project will leverage existing projects, systems and findings to realize a complete cost benefit for system implementation.

The demonstration project will involve a needs assessment, high level requirements, and operational test plan for installation of bus-traffic signal prioritization in and around the Harvey Transportation Center. The project will investigate existing traffic and transit characteristics around the HTC, focusing development efforts on Pace Route 352. The project will include a before and after study on performance measures, system simulation, as well as user and technical evaluations of the system for perceived benefits and potential design improvements.

The scope of work also includes identifying compatibility issues related to the Pace Intelligent Bus system, relevant ITS standards as well as recommending the appropriate TSP communication and detection systems.

Program:Intelligent Transportation Systems
Current Activities:N/A
Information Updated:October 2013
Study Documents
Harvey Area TSP Demonstration Project Evaluation Report - Final (March, 2012)
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Related Transit Assets
Pace Bus Routes:349 South Western accessible
350 Sibley accessible
352 Halsted accessible
354 Harvey - Oak Forest Loop accessible
364 159th Street accessible
877 Harvey - Downers Grove Limited accessible
890 Chicago Heights - UPS Hodgkins Limited accessible
Pace Passenger Facilities:Harvey Transportation Center
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:Calumet Park, Chicago, Dixmoor, Dolton, East Hazel Crest, Glenwood, Harvey, Homewood, Markham, Phoenix, Riverdale, South Holland, Thornton
US Congressional Districts:1 Bobby Rush, 2 Robin Kelly
Illinois Senate Districts:14 Emil Jones, III, 15 Napoleon Harris, III
Illinois House Districts:27 Justin Slaughter, 28 Robert Rita, 29 Thaddeus Jones, 30 William Davis
County Board Districts:Cook 5, Cook 6
Chicago Wards:34 Carrie M. Austin, 9 Anthony Beale
Councils of Mayors:Chicago, South
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