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The EmX Franklin Corridor BRT project evaluation : final report, April 2009.
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    NTL-ECONOMICS AND FINANCE-Transit Economics and Finance ; NTL-PLANNING AND POLICY-Transit Planning and PolicyNTL-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-Transit Planning and Policy ; NTL-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-Transit Economics and Finances ; NTL-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-Social Impacts ;
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    Lane Transit District began BRT service on its Franklin Corridor EmX in January 14, 2007. The four mile long route connects downtown Eugene and downtown Springfield, the two main hubs for LTD’s system. The corridor, which has the greatest ridership of all LTD routes, also serves the University of Oregon (UO) and Sacred Heart Medical Center, which are two large markets for LTD’s services. The EmX operates in dedicated lanes along mixed traffic as well as on separated running ways and was developed with eight stops located at major destinations. Each stop has a covered shelter or kiosk and is fully ADA accessible. Seating, trash receptacles, lights, maps of LTD bus service are some of the amenities provided at each shelter. Currently there is no charge to ride the EmX.

    The EmX operates every day on a headway based schedule. Headways are 10 minutes, an upgrade from the former Route 11 standard bus service that served stations every 15-30 minutes. Evening and weekend headways are 15 - 20 minutes. Four EmX buses operate along the corridor during operating hours.

    The Rapid employs several forms of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to help in the operations and image of the system. The systems include the use of Transit Signal Priority (TSP) along the route, the Automated Vehicle Locator (AVL), Automated Passenger Counters (APC), and computer automated dispatching (CAD).

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