LAVTA: BRT Implementation Plan And Stop Improvements

Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore, California

Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority

Sub-consultants to
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

2006 - 2010

Community Design + Architecture worked with a lead transportation consultant and other team members to develop an implementation plan for Rapid service for the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA). The effort brings Rapid-level service with 10 to 15 minute headways to a suburban part of the larger Bay Area that is experiencing rapidly increasing urbanization.

The new service will significantly reduce the travel time between the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station and key locations in Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore as well as the end point of the Rapid route at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. CD+A was responsible for the development of bus stop layouts, the selection of furnishings, and the design of landscape elements. The selection and design of these elements was closely coordinated with the branding of LAVTA's first Rapid route and included modern and dynamic lines, forms, and materials to further enhance the public image of the service. As part of Phases I through III of the project, CD+A developed a three-tiered Rapid bus stop typology, which includes Basic, Standard, and Signature stops, and a draft implementation and phasing plan for the proposed bus stop improvements. CD+A was also responsible for designing the layout of the service's signature stops in downtown Livermore and at the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station.

The project included a public outreach component consisting of a series of Open Houses that provided the public with information about the proposed Rapid service and physical improvements, and elicited public input on the new service. In addition, meetings were held with local city agencies, business interests and other stakeholders.

As part Phase IV of the project, CD+A assisted in the preparation of construction documents for the proposed Rapid stops. This included layout plans for the signature stops and detail drawings for hardscape, furnishings, signage and landscape elements. The firm also developed a series of maps for the pedestrian wayfinding signs located at key Rapid stops.