Red bus lane treatment evaluation

Steven P. Scalici, William Carry, Eric Donnell, Zoltan Rado, Martin R. Hartmann

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Abstract

Since 2008, New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) has implemented red-colored bus lanes as part of its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) program with New York City Transit (NYCT), and both agencies found that red treatment is effective at reducing unauthorized bus lane usage. DOT is seeking to improve the durability and cost-effectiveness of its preferred red lane treatment, and in 2010, began to research high performance red lane products and installation processes for different road surfaces. This paper presents the methods and findings from field and lab tests to evaluate red bus lane treatments for DOT. Field evaluations included long-term observations of various products used on bus-only lanes, as well as durability and skid resistance testing. Indoor tests assessed durability and skid resistance. Results indicate that a red epoxy-based paint, an epoxy with red aggregate product, and a red asphalt concrete-based micro surface performed well across all field and lab tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationT and DI Congress 2014
Subtitle of host publicationPlanes, Trains, and Automobiles - Proceedings of the 2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress
EditorsAmiy Varma, Geoffrey D. Gosling
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages132-141
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413586
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Connections to Future Developments, T and DI 2014 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 11 2014

Publication series

NameT and DI Congress 2014: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Proceedings of the 2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress

Other

Other2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Connections to Future Developments, T and DI 2014
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period6/8/146/11/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanics of Materials

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    Scalici, S. P., Carry, W., Donnell, E., Rado, Z., & Hartmann, M. R. (2014). Red bus lane treatment evaluation. In A. Varma, & G. D. Gosling (Eds.), T and DI Congress 2014: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Proceedings of the 2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress (pp. 132-141). (T and DI Congress 2014: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Proceedings of the 2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413586.013