To advance its goal of a multi-corridor BRT network, LA Metro has engaged a consultant team
including CHS Consulting Group to perform a comprehensive review of possible BRT corridors
throughout Los Angeles County. The project includes a review of best practices for implementing
BRT service and identification of a preliminary list of 43 candidate corridors from over 100
possible corridors considered. After establishing an early short-list of 12-16 potentially
viable corridors, the team will assess the viability of exclusive lane opportunities,
identify transit-oriented development and other economic and funding opportunities.
This step is considered key for receiving federal Small Starts funding for the short-listed corridors.
The team will recommend implementing a list of at least of five candidate projects with the highest
potential for success. The study will also identify feasible and cost-effective techniques to improve
the quality of street life at bus stops, and take into account input from the LA Metro Bus Riders
Union and other stakeholders.
CHS Consulting Group was responsible for analyzing existing bus ridership in Los Angeles County
and identifying a priority list of 12 potential BRT corridors. Using GIS spatial analysis,
CHS analyzed existing ridership data for approximately 100 candidate LA Metro and other regional
and municipal bus lines in the 12 corridors. Based on that analysis, CHS selected 12 priority
BRT corridors (out of a total of 43 candidate corridors) with the most potential ridership.
CHS Consulting Group will be responsible for assessing opportunities and viabilities
for exclusive BRT lanes, highlighting corridor constraints, and assessing the feasibility of
various physical improvements and operational strategies, such as streetscape treatments based
on “Complete Streets” principles.