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PROJECT PURPOSE

The purpose of the Stamford Bus and Shuttle Study is to complete a comprehensive evaluation of current bus transit and shuttle operations in the city, focusing on the Stamford Transportation Center (STC). The technical scope of services is organized in a phased approach: Phase A focuses on the private shuttle issues and opportunities in Stamford and Phase B evaluates the broader urban transit opportunities in Stamford. The study is funded by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) and the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT).

The study began with a detailed investigation of public and private shuttles, assessing impacts of the shuttle services on network operations and traffic circulation in and around the STC and providing governance and operating scenarios for efficient, coordinated delivery of transit service at the STC for employers and commuters. A variety of scenarios were refined and tested, focusing on a three-pronged approach of facility improvements, operational efficiencies, and administrative structures. Facility improvements were implemented at the STC in August 2016 to ease operational congestion for both shuttles and CTtransit buses. The City of Stamford has taken the lead on the development of a business partnership to explore new models in shuttle service delivery. The final Shuttle Study report is available here.

Following the initial focus on private shuttles and the potential for improvements to the current shuttle operations, the second study phase is developing strategies to enhance additional components of the urban transit and transportation network, focusing on CTtransit services and considering roadway operations in the vicinity of the STC and along bus routes. This study phase will coordinate last-mile connectivity improvements, and non-motorized access to, from and through the transportation center hub with concurrent study efforts in Stamford.

PROJECT APPROACH

PHASE A: PRIVATE SHUTTLE STUDY
  • Study Perspectives – Public and Stakeholder Outreach
  • Shuttle and Transit Service – Existing Conditions and Scenario Development
  • Service Scenario Simulation
  • Shuttle Implementation Plan

  • COMPLETE
PHASE B: BROADER URBAN TRANSIT STUDY
  • Study Perspectives – Public and Stakeholder Outreach
  • Stamford Transportation Network – Existing and Future Conditions
  • Transit Service Recommendations
  • Transportation Network Alternatives and Recommendations
  • Urban Transit Implementation Plan

  • ONGOING

CONSULTANT TEAM

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