Feasibility Study & Implementation Plan for Transit Signal Priority along Rt.3/West Chester Pike
In an effort to increase the number of SEPTA riders, improve service quality, and alleviate traffic congestion along the West Chester Pike (PA Route 3) corridor in Delaware County, we administered a Transit Signal Priority (TSP) Feasibility study. The goal of the study was to identify opportunities for TSP and outline an implementation plan that defines action items, a phasing order, costs, and potential funding sources. Stakeholders in this effort are PennDOT, SEPTA, DVRPC, the Delaware County Planning Department, and municipalities along the corridor. Jacobs Engineering were hired as consultant to complete the study and provide recommendations.
UPDATE July 2011:
To view the final study click here: Transit Signal Priority along West Chester Pike.
For related study information and corridor history:
- Transit Advantage: Transit Signal Priority on PA Route 3
- Feasibility Analysis of West Chester Pike Busway
- Speeding Up SEPTA
- Map of corridor – east
- Map of corridor – west
Update October 2010:
The DCTMA hosted the project’s second stakeholder meeting on September 22nd at Haverford Twp building. This meeting was used as a follow up to our first meeting. At this meeting the team provided a status update on the park and ride possibilities along the corridor, presented a draft of the bus stop audit of the Delco section of the corridor, and provided the TSP research completed on each signal in the Delco section. See attached documents:
Update from July 2010: The DCTMA hosted the project’s first municipal kick off meeting on June 21st at Upper Darby Twp building. This meeting was to introduce the project to the 5 municipalities along the corridor, and begin to gather information and issues to be included in the project scope. Representatives from Upper Darby, Haverford, Marple, Newtown & Edgemont townships were in attendance, in addition to Jacob Engineering, SEPTA, DVRPC and Delaware County Planning Department.