Los Angeles Pioneers Separate Busway

by Richard C. Gallagher, (M.ASCE), Chf. Engr.; Southern California Rapid Transit District, Los Angeles, Calif.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1975, Vol. 45, Issue 1, Pg. 64-67

Document Type: Feature article


The San Bernardino Freeway Express Busway, a joint project of the Southern California Rapid Transit District and California Department of Transportation, is the nation's first specifically designed bus rapid transit project. Constructed on former railroad right-of-way, it extends from the Los Angeles Central District easterly for approximately 11 miles to the City of El Monte. This paper describes the objectives of the project, the details of busway and station design and the operation controls used, and reviews operating experience to date.

Subject Headings: Buses | Rapid transit systems | Highway and road design | Highways and roads | Joints | Light rail transit | Urban areas | Bus stops | Los Angeles | California | United States

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