Project Description

UAB TRANSIT SYSTEM — BLAZER EXPRESS

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is the state’s largest employer, with more than 18,000 faculty and staff and over 53,000 jobs at the University and the UAB Health System. As of fall 2012, UAB enrolled 17,999 students. With such an overwhelming number of people on the University campus on a daily basis, the need to create a transit system to safely and efficiently move population throughout its campus became apparent.

DCS was retained to implement a new bus transit system, Blazer Express, to serve 85 city blocks. The transit system consists of six (6) daytime and nighttime routes providing access to all major areas of the UAB campus. The scope of services for the project included site design and bus stop configuration at forty- two (42) locations and coordination/approval/permitting with local and state agencies. Elements of design included installation of eleven (11) bus shelters, evaluation of ADA accessibility to bus stop locations, evaluation of driveway locations, right-of-way confirmation, site distance evaluation and foot-candle level study to determine site lighting characteristics at bus stop locations.

OWNER

University of Alabama at Birmingham

PROJECT SIZE

365 acres (Campus)

CONSTRUCTION COST

$10,000,000 (Overall System)

COMPLETION

2014

SERVICES

Civil Site
Transportation | Traffic
Surveying