Marin Transit Plan Project Costs 

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Mode Market/Project

Est. Cost over 25 years $mil *

Maximize Alternative to Driving Alone

Reduce Hwy101 Congestion

Reduce Local Congestion

Maximize Mobility for Seniors, Youth & Disadvantaged

Maintain Environmental Quality of Life

Maintain Flexibility

Overall Benefit

Regional / Interregional

Hwy

Narrows
Novato-
Petaluma

$300.0
Should be $485

HIGH Improves all high capacity modes.

HIGH Relieves key bottleneck; may save an estimated 492 daily person hours in delay.

MED Relieves congestion on freeway access routes in Novato.

LOW Provides no new alt., but allows transit to be more efficient.

LOW Environmental impact on-going. Keeps traffic moving which has positive effect on air quality -Correct. May have other impacts.

MED Allows for future bus improvements through Narrows.
Should be HIGH

MED

Rail

Commuter Rail

$115.2
Should be $200

HIGH Provides new alternative; projected 5,100 daily riders initially.

HIGH May take 1,900 trips off Hwy 101 in morning peak.

MED Changes travel patterns around stations; reduces overall driving trips.

MED Provides new transit option; but primary focus is commuters.

MED Environmental impact assessment on-going. Reduces auto travel - WRONG but may have other impacts.

HIGH Future phases already planned, service levels can vary.
SB LOW

HIGH

Freeway Add Freeway lane from Santa Rosa to San Rafael $390
excl. narrows
HIGH
8,100 more autos from 6am to 9am
HIGH
Why is this  option  missing?
HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGHEST of them all HIGH

Express bus

Marin-Sonoma Express Bus

$78.8

HIGH Projected 1,350 new daily express bus riders.

MED May take 610 trips off Hwy 101 in morning peak.

MED Changes travel patterns around stops; reduces overall driving trips.

MED

Provides new transit option; but primary focus is commuters.

MED No environmental impact assessment. Reduces auto travel; but may have other impacts.

HIGH Routes and service levels can change over time.

MED

Ferry

Ferry

TBD

HIGH Substantial but unknown ridership potential.

HIGH Proven mode, but potential still being studied.

MED Changes travel patterns around terminals; reduces overall driving trips.

MED Provides new transit option; but primary focus is commuters.

MED Environmental impact assessment on-going. Reduces auto travel; but may have other impacts.

MEDTied to landside infrastructure, but routes and services can vary.

MED

Loc Bus

Intermodal Connections

$10.0

HIGH Projected to carry 1,400 daily riders, reducing auto connections to regional transit.

MED May eliminate about 600 daily auto trips from Hwy 101 in morning peak.

HIGH Reduces auto access needs at local stations.

MED Provides new transit option; but primary focus is commuters.

HIGH Improves environment around station area. Reduces cold starts by eliminating auto connections.

HIGH Routes and service levels can change over time.

HIGH Local Commute Projects

Local Commute Projects

Hwy

Highway Interchanges Perhaps the most cost-effective congestion  solution

$236.0

LOW Some help to transit operations, but primarily for traffic. MED  less bus delays 

HIGH May save approximately 1,050 daily person hours of delay.

HIGH Reduces spillover congestion on local streets.

LOW Primary benefit is to drivers.  sb HIGH, maximizes  mobility for all

MED Reduces stopped and delayed traffic, but may have other impacts to be studied. congestion causes Air Pollution

LOW Fixed capital investment.?  sb HIGH, caters to buses too

MED  sb HIGH

Loc. Bus

Transit Junctions/Pads
/Stops,
Technology and Admin.

$31.0

HIGH Capital investment required to generate an estimated 16,000 new transit riders.

HIGH Capital investment may allow elimination of over 1,000 daily trips on Hwy 101 with enhanced service.

HIGH Capital investment may increase overall transit ridership.

HIGH Local transit is primary option for dependant riders.

HIGH Increases transit use with minimal impacts.

HIGH Can be altered over time.

HIGH

Loc. Bus

Intercommunity Transit

$129.0

HIGH Could serve 13,500 daily riders.

MED May reduce Hwy 101 traffic by approximately 2,250 daily trips; approx. 560 peak.

HIGH May reduce local traffic by over 6,000 daily trips; approx 1,500 peak trips County-wide.

HIGH Local transit is primary option for dependant riders.

HIGH Increases transit use with minimal impacts.

HIGH Can be altered over time.

HIGH

Loc. Bus

Local Express Bus (Hwy 101)

$21.0

HIGH Could serve 3,700 daily riders.

MED May reduce Hwy 101 traffic by approximately 900 daily trips; 250 in peak.

LOW Primary focus is highway trips, some local improvement for access.

HIGH Local transit is primary option for dependant riders.

HIGH Increases transit use with minimal impacts.

HIGH Can be altered over time.

HIGH

 

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