Posted on the Federal Transit Administration website — Evaluation of the transit elements of Phase 1A of the Miami UPA project. Miami is one of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT)’s Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) program sites. The project involved replacing the existing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes with ‘95 Express Lanes’ which are based on the High Occupancy Toll (HOT) concept, supported by transit and Travel Demand Management (TDM) enhancements. The report discusses the impacts of the UPA project on transit performance, mode shift to transit, and congestion mitigation.
While the addition of transit appears to have positive effects, transit mode share has not changed and therefore transit has not contributed to the observed reduction in traffic congestion.