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Route 15 Trolley Modernization: Operations Analysis for Eastern Girard Avenue

Product No.: 18028
Date Published: 6/2019

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Geographic Area Covered: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Abstract: SEPTA is preparing to replace its trolley fleet with accessible light rail vehicles. This project tests the travel time effects of new trolleys on Route 15 using a microsimulation model. We estimate that replacing trolleys with curbside-lane-running buses would yield either a travel time penalty, or a very slight benefit for transit riders, depending on the interventions made. We find that modern trolleys can offer significant travel time savings within the study area, and even greater travel time savings when prioritized in a dedicated right-of-way.

Key Words: Trolley Modernization, SEPTA, Route 15, accessibility, microsimulation

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