The phrase,'Unsound Transit', was coined by the Wall Street Journal to describe Seattle where,"Light Rail Madness eats billions that could otherwise be devoted to truly efficient transportation technologies." The Puget Sound's traffic congestion is a growing cancer on the region's prosperity. This website, captures news and expert opinion about ways to address the crisis. This is not a blog, but a knowledge base, which collects the best articles and presents them in a searchable format. My goal is to arm residents with knowledge so they can champion fact-based, rather than emotional, solutions.


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Cleveland BRT by the numbers (comparable to King County Metro)

About RTA: RTA Facts

Annual Operating Budget:
$236.6 million in 2007

2,653 in 2007

57.3 million passenger trips

Service Area:
458 square miles
59 municipalities
1.3 million people

Bus Service:
620 buses, trolleys and circulators
1,354 shelters
8,557 bus stops
87 routes
21.7 million service miles

Rail Service:
2.9 million service miles in 2007

Red Line Rapid Transit:
60 heavy-rail cars
18 stations
19 miles of one-way track

Blue/Green Line Rapid Transit (Includes Waterfront Line):
48 light-rail cars
34 stations
18 miles of one-way track

77 vehicles
481,850 passenger trips in 2007

Community Circulators:
69 vehicles
12 routes
2.1 million service miles in 2007

Parking Lots:
8,855 spaces

Downtown Trolleys:
2 routes
11 vehicles

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Service
1 route on Euclid Avenue and Public Square
9.4 miles of bus-only lanes
20 Rapid Transit Vehicles (RTVs)
59 stations and 3 platform stops
  • fully operational in late 2008

RTA-Owned Bridges:
85 bridges
1 tunnel

RTAnswerline, 216-621-9500:
More than 1.14 million calls in 2007

RTA Web Site,
More than 2.16 million visitors viewed 6.77 million pages in 2007

Commuter Advantage program
387 employers
9,300 commuters
$6,100 estimated savings per commuter

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