AECOM has successfully undertaken the following bus rapid transit (BRT) projects for the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) in collaboration with New York City Transit:
34th Street Transitway—This 2.2 mile BRT project traverses Manhattan on East 34th Street from the Hudson to the East River. The project includes exclusive bus lanes, off-board fare collection, and enhanced passenger stations with raised platforms for easier boarding and alighting from the vehicles. The project was a recipient of an American Council of Engineering Companies New York, Engineering Excellence Award and became operational in the fall of 2011.
Utica Avenue—Utica Avenue in Brooklyn has been identified by NYCDOT as a priority corridor for transit and safety improvements. AECOM focused primarily on changes to the roadway geometry, such as offset bus lanes that could be implemented in the near future, and also recommended longer-term capital improvements.
LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan BRT—NYCDOT, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Transit Authority, New York City Transit, and the Port Authority of New York New Jersey, contracted with AECOM to explore transit access to LaGuardia Airport through western Queens to Manhattan. The BRT will have a broad array of alignment and service pattern options suitable for different areas of the corridor and will become operational in the spring of 2014.
Webster Avenue Select Bus Service–-AECOM completed detailed conceptual design plans for a phased implementation of BRT services on this 5.3-mile corridor from the hub at East 149th Street and Third Avenue, through Fordham University to the White Plains-Gun Hill Intermodal Terminal. This BRT project began operations in the summer of 2013.