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Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 1,000  27-Jun-13, east of Van Nuys Stn, PM peak, E-W   
Year system commenced: 2005  6km extension to Chatsworth opened in 2012   
System name: Orange Line   
Number of BRT stations: 18   

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 1,000  27-Jun-13, east of Van Nuys Stn, PM peak, E-W   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 16  27-Jun-13, Van Nuys Stn, PM peak, E-W   
City centre peak hour speed: 32 km/hr  27-Jun-13, PM peak, E-W   
Full corridor peak hour speed: 32 km/hr  27-Jun-13, PM peak, E-W   
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare): 31 km   
Operational mode: trunk-only   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 3  routes serving Warner Center (just outside corridor)   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 1   
System passenger-trips per day: 21,902  data from July 2010   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 64   
Network of routes and corridors   
High peak period operational speed (>20km/hr)   
Faster than a trotting donkey   
Buses operating both in & out of BRT corridors     Yes, but only for one short section
Most bus passengers in BRT corridors carried by BRT buses   
Net time saving for bus passengers in corridor   
Throughput >20,000 passengers/hr (one direction)   
Throughput >10,000 passengers/hr (one direction)   
Carries more than a mixed traffic lane (2500 pphpd)   

Vehicles & ITS

Fleet of special BRT buses: 27  14m CNG buses   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 0   
Location of bus doorways: Right side  traffic is on the right   
BRT vehicle length: 18m, 20m   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 57  66 in the 20m buses   
BRT vehicle fuel: CNG   
BRT bus manufacturer: North American Bus Industries   
Real-time next bus information displays     Only at the terminal
Distinctive BRT buses   
Sliding doors in BRT stations   
Low-emission vehicle technology (≥Euro III)   
Automated fare collection and fare verification   
High-quality passenger information on buses   
Audio announcements on BRT buses   

Other

BRT Standard score (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE): BRONZE   
Year system commenced: 2005  6km extension to Chatsworth opened in 2012   
System name: Orange Line   
Project website: Orange Line   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     Orange Line


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 18   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 89%  only two stations without passing lanes   
Most station substops: 1  two stopping spaces   
Location of busway lanes: Dedicated roadway   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 50m   
Shortest BRT station: 50m   
Total length of dedicated busway: 28.4 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 30.8 km   
Average distance between stations: 1,610m   
Number of corridors: 1  LA Silver Line does not qualify as BRT   
Number of BRT terminals: 3  North Hollywood, Warner Center Transit Hub, Chatsworth   
Number of BRT depots: 1  West Valley   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways   
Enhanced station (more than just a bus shelter)   
Overtaking lanes at more than 75% of stations   
Bike sharing in vicinity of BRT stations   
Distinctive BRT stations   
>1 substop at >75% of stations (requires overtaking)   
Includes BRT-only tunnels or bridges   
>1 stop position at stopping area at >75% of stations   
Stations away from intersections   
Station size based on passenger demand   
Full weather protection on most station platforms   
Full weather protection on all station platforms   
Covered station access   
Signal priority or grade separation at intersections   
Level boarding and alighting   
High-quality passenger information at stations   

Regulation & costs

Fare type (flat fare or distance-based): flat fare   
Median cash fare: n/a  single-ride fares must be loaded on a TAP card   
Median smart card fare: $1.50  $1.50 regular, $0.55 senior/disabled/medicare   
Infrastructure cost per km: US$14.3 million  2005 value. $35.8m for Chatsworth extension in 2012   
BRT bus operator(s): Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority   
More than one BRT bus operator   
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification     pay and display; no pre-board verification
No operational subsidy from government     subsidy needed
Buses paid for by operators rather than government   

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