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There were 32 accidents along a transitway at the University of Minnesota before transit priority lights were installed, while no accidents were reported after installation of the lights.


2 February 1998
Minneapolis-St. Paul,Minnesota,United States


Summary Information

In response to an accident rate 30 percent higher than the state average, Transit Priority Lights were installed along a Transitway at the University of Minnesota. Since the Transitway was first used in 1992 there have been 32 accidents involving buses, other vehicles, and one Rollerblader. After installation of the lights in the fall of 1997, no accidents have been reported. Some drivers feel the new system makes drivers more aware of stoplights and buses.

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Source

Transit Safety is Up Due to Timed Lights

Author: Fors, Heather

Published By: The Minnesota Daily

Source Date: 2 February 1998


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Goal Areas

Safety

Related Metropolitan Integration Links

Link 16a: Transit Management to Arterial Management

Typical Deployment Locations

Metropolitan Areas

Keywords

bus priority, traffic signals, TSP

Benefit ID: 2000-00071