Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico | Línea Express 1 (Corredor Palaco Industrial) | 2016

BRT BasicsElementsMeasurement16/38Notes
Dedicated right-of-way8/8Source: Google Maps
Physically separated, dedicated lanes (8)5.5km/5.5km (100%) -> 8
Color-differentiated, dedicated lanes with no physical separation (6)
Dedicated lanes separated by a painted line (4)
No dedicated lanes (0)
Busway alignment8/8Source: Google Maps
Tier 1: Two-way median-aligned busway in the central verge of a two-way road (8)5.5km/5.5km (100%) -> 8
Tier 1: Bus-only corridor where there is a fully exclusive right-of-way and no parallel mixed traffic, such as a transit mall or a converted rail corridor (8)
Tier 1: Busway that runs adjacent to an edge condition like a waterfront or park where there are few intersections to cause conflicts (8)
Tier 1: Busway that runs two-way on the side of a one-way street (6)
Tier 2: Busway that is split into two one-way pairs on separate streets, with each bus lane centrally aligned in the roadway (5)
Tier 2: Busway aligned to the outer curb of the central roadway on a street with a central roadway and parallel service road (4)
Tier 2: Busway aligned to the inner curb of the service road on a street with a central roadway and parallel service road. Busway must be physically separated from other traffic on the service road to receive points (4)
Tier 2: Busway that is split into two one-way pairs on separate streets, with each bus lane aligned to the curb (3)
Tier 3: Virtual busway that operates bidirectionally in a single median lane that alternates direction by block (3)
Curb-aligned busway on a two-way road (0)
Off-board fare collection0/8Onboard Fare Collection on all buses
Barrier-controlled (8)
Proof-of-payment (7)
Onboard fare validation - all doors (4)
Intersection treatments?/7
Turns prohibited across the busway (7)
Signal priority at intersections (2)
Platform-level boarding0/7
Buses are platform level, having 4 centimeters or less of vertical gap. Buses with steps at entrances do not count as platform-level (7)All buses have stairs at the entrance
Stations in corridor have measures for reducing the horizontal gap (6)No horizontal gap reduction
Service PlanningElementsMeasurement5/19Notes
Multiple routes0/4Only one service
Two or more routes exist on the corridor, servicing at least two stations (4)
No multiple routes (0)
Express, limited, and local services0/3Only one service
Local services and multiple types of limited-stop and/or express services (3)
At least one local and one limited-stop or express service option (2)
No limited-stop or express services (0)
Control center1/3AVL present. Source: YouTube
Full-service control center with automated dispatch, active bus control, and automatic vehicle location (3)
Control center with two of the following: automated dispatch, active bus control, and automatic vehicle location (2)
Control center with one of the following: automated dispatch, active bus control, and automatic vehicle location (1)
No control center or center with limited functionality (0)
Located in top ten corridors2/2Top 10 if including the portions of the corridor outside of the dedicated busway
Corridor is one of top ten demand corridors or all top ten demand corridors have rapid transit infrastructure (2)
Corridor is not one of top ten demand corridors (0)
Demand profile0/3Highest demand segment has curbside bus lanes
Corridor includes highest demand segment, which has a Tier 1 Trunk Corridor configuration (3)
Corridor includes highest demand segment, which has a Tier 2 Trunk Corridor configuration (2)
Corridor includes highest demand segment, which has a Tier 3 Trunk Corridor configuration (1)
Corridor does not include highest demand segment (0)
Hours of operations?/2
Both late-night and weekend service (2)
Late-night service but no weekend service OR Weekend service but no late night service (1)
No late-night or weekend service (0)
Multi-corridor network2/2Entire service intersects with next planned corridor. The corridor here does not, but giving points anyways.
BRT corridor connects to an existing BRT corridor or to the next one planned in the network. Must be BRT and not other rapid transit (2)
BRT corridor connects to a future planned corridor in the BRT network (1)
No connected BRT network planned or built (0)
InfrastructureElementsMeasurement0/13Notes
Passing lanes at stations0/3
Dedicated passing lanes (3)
Buses overtake in oncoming dedicated bus lanes given safe conditions (2)
Passing in mixed traffic given safe conditions (1)
No passing lanes (0)
Minimizing bus emissions?/3It is not possible for us to judge bus emissions quality and so we do not score
Stations set back from intersections0/3All stations are directly adjacent to an intersection
75% of stations on corridor are set back at least 40m/130ft from intersections or meet at least one exemption (fully grade-separated busways; stations located near intersections due to short block length - <100m/330ft) (3)
75% of stations on corridor are set back 26m/85ft from intersections or meet exemptions (fully grade-separated busways; stations located near intersections due to short block length - <100m/330ft) (2)
25% of stations on corridor are set back 26m/85ft from intersections or meet exemptions (fully grade-separated busways; stations located near intersections due to short block length - <100m/330ft) (1)
<25% of stations on corridor are set back 26m/85ft from intersections or exemptions (fully grade-separated busways; stations located near intersections due to short block length - <100m/330ft) (0)
Center stations0/2All stations have side platforms
>80% of stations on corridor have center platforms serving both directions of service (2)
>50% of stations on corridor have center platforms serving both directions of service (1)
>80% of stations on corridor have center platforms serving only one direction of service (1)
Pavement quality?/2It is not possible for us to judge pavement quality and so we do not score
StationsElementsMeasurement2/10Notes
Distances between stations2/2
Stations are spaced, on average, between 0.3km (0.2mi) and 0.8km (0.5mi) apart (2)
Safe and comfortable stations0/3~2.5m wide; not weather protected (decorations on station roof allows direct sunlight to burn people's skin), no security
Stations have all four of the following: at least 3m/10ft wide, weather protected (as appropriate to location), safe (well-lit, transparent, and have security, and attractive (3)
Stations have three of the following: at least 3m/10ft wide, weather protected (as appropriate to location), safe (well-lit, transparent, and have security, and attractive (2)
Stations have two of the following: at least 3m/10ft wide, weather protected (as appropriate to location), safe (well-lit, transparent, and have security, and attractive (1)
Stations have one of the following: at least 3m/10ft wide, weather protected (as appropriate to location), safe (well-lit, transparent, and have security, and attractive (0)
Number of doors on bus0/3One door per bus
Buses have at least three doors (articulated) or two wide doors on station side (non-articulated). System allows boarding at all doors (3)
Docking bays and sub-stops0/1Each station only has capacity for one bus
At least two substops or docking bays at the highest-demand stations (1)
Less than two substops or docking bays at the highest-demand stations (0)
Sliding doors in BRT stations0/1No sliding doors
All stations have sliding doors (1)
Otherwise (0)
CommunicationsElementsMeasurement3/5Notes
Branding3/3Outside of dedicated corridor, any random bus uses the BRT stations, but inside dedicated corridor, consistent brand
All buses, routes, and stations in corridor follow single unifying brand of entire BRT system (3)
All buses, routes, and stations in corridor follow single unifying brand, but differ from rest of system (2)
Some buses, routes, and stations in corridor follow single unifying brand, regardless of rest of system (1)
No corridor brand (0)
Passenger information?/2
Functioning real-time and up-to-date static passenger information corridor-wide (2)
Up-to-date static passenger information (1)
Access and IntegrationElementsMeasurement4/15Notes
Universal access0/3Inaccessible
Full accessibility provided (3)
Only physical accessibility provided (2)
Only audiovisual accessibility provided (1)
Integration with other public transport2/3Farecard integration only
Integration of both physical design and fare payment (3)
Integration of physical design or fare payment only (2)
No integration (0)
Pedestrian access and safety2/4
Good, safe pedestrian access at every station and many improvements along corridor (4)
Good, safe pedestrian access at every station and modest improvements along corridor (3)
Good, safe pedestrian access at every station and no other improvements along corridor (2)
Good, safe pedestrian access at most stations and no other improvements along corridor (1)
Stations lack good, safe pedestrian access (0)
Secure bicycle parking0/2No bike parking
Secure bicycle parking at least in higher demand stations and standard bicycle racks elsewhere (2)
Standard bicycle racks in most stations (1)
Little or no bicycle parking (0)
Bicycle lanes0/2No bike infrastructure
Bicycle lanes on or parallel to entire corridor (2)
Bicycle lanes do not span entire corridor (1)
Poorly-designed or no bicycle infrastructure (0)
Bicycle-sharing integration0/1No bike-sharing integration
Bicycle-sharing at minimum of 50% of stations on corridor (1)
Bicycle-sharing at <50% of stations on corridor (0)
Design ScoreElementsMeasurement30/100
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