Kyle Field Game Day Transportation Plan

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Kyle Field Gameday Transportation Plan July 24, 2014 Texas A&M Transportation Institute (with TAMU Transportation Services, City of College Station, City of Bryan, BCS Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Bryan Association, TAMU Athletics, 12 th Man Foundation, TxDOT,

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  • Texas A&M Transportation Institute (with TAMU Transportation Services, City of College Station, City of Bryan, BCS Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Bryan Association, TAMU Athletics, 12th Man Foundation, TxDOT, Safety and Law Enforcement Agencies)
  • Ability to handle crowds 25% to 30% larger Clear congested area in 2 hours Give leavers a route out of town; return to normal peak operation as soon as possible Substantially reduce intense congestion Better and more timely information (and static maps and lists if no bandwidth connection) Increase awareness of BCS dining, hotel and entertainment options What Have We Accomplished?
  • Traffic and bus routing changes Better signalization and contraflow lanes Safer pedestrian paths Shuttle bus routes Pre-pay parking; more efficient entry Smartphone app Key Message: Know Your Options! How Will That Happen?
  • What Happened? 2013 Alabama Post-Game Source: TTI Analysis of Freese and Nichols Study Data
  • Source: TTI Analysis of Freese and Nichols Study Data
  • Source: TTI Analysis of Freese and Nichols Study Data
  • Source: TTI Analysis of Freese and Nichols Study Data
  • Source: TTI Analysis of Freese and Nichols Study Data
  • How Do We Know If It Worked? 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 14% 16% 0:00 0:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 % of System Congested Aggieland Post Game Traffic From 30 Minutes Prior to Game End (4:30 p.m. for Average Day) Alabama Auburn SMU Rice Average Day End of Game Estimated 2014 (Revised) Source: TTI Analysis of Freese and Nichols Study Data
  • How Do We Know If It Worked? Source: TTI Analysis of Freese and Nichols Study Data 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 14% 16% 6:00 5:30 5:00 4:30 4:00 3:30 3:00 2:30 2:00 1:30 1:00 0:30 0:00 0:30 % of System Congested Aggieland Pre-Game Traffic Alabama Auburn SMU Kickoff -- - - - -- - -- - Average Day - From 6 Hours Prior to Kickoff (4:30 p.m. for Average Day)
  • What Will It Take For Buses? Fans riding 8,000 from off-campus, 10,000+ from parking lots 35,000 capacity for 2014 (21K total rides Bama 13) Auburn & Penn State ~ 20K to 25K rides total Relies on mostly bus lanes and traffic control officers to improve productivity Entire fleet will be used (buses are old, operations will be difficult, but achievable) Getting bids for 10 charter buses to accommodate more riders
  • What Will It Take For Parking? Use available campus parking spaces; Same percentage will park off-campus as in 2013 Need: All-weather parking gravel for 2014 to 2018 Three lots approx $1.2 million (~2,700 spaces) Longer term more.. Garages, Shuttle buses, Premier RV park
  • What Will It Take For Pedestrians? Coordinated with parking and traffic flow system enhancing the gameday experience Need: Wellborn underpass improvements improve safety and make West Campus Garage an asset Pedestrian fence and path - $75,000 Wayfinding signs in North End Zone area
  • What Will It Take For Streets? Needs: Wellborn Rd - overhead signs? electronic system? 2014 cost sharing (TAMU-CS) for operations Signal system and real-time communication improvements: CS - $3M; Bryan - $250,000+ Connections to East Kyle Command Center Possible: 3rd southbound FM 2818 lane? ~$1 M Kimbrough pedestrian underpass? ~$1M to $2M
  • Pedestrian Safety is Job #1 Less Congestion is Job #1A Know your options Websites, smartphone app and mailings (plan ahead!) Return to normal operation soon Improve the game weekend experience Monitor and evolve during season We cant be better if we do the same Summary
  • Added lanes on Wellborn Rd Also improves West Campus Garage and South of Kyle traffic Improved signal timing Address bottleneck points More green time for outbound; Some turns not allowed Shorter cycles, phases & more efficient green time Use green time into Bryan Suggested paths to restaurants, hotels, etc. Blue pedestrians; Green cars; Pink off-peak traffic Yellow buses Exit Corridor Plans
  • Plan ahead and we can get you there! 12th Man parkers enter from Bush Visitors enter from Stotzer and University Where are you going after the game? Are you tailgating? Consider active pedestrian areas
  • What Route Will You Use To Leave? .And When? Tailgate? Tour? Celebrate? Learn the New Elements Discovery Drive Kimbrough Blvd Olsen Blvd Wellborn Road
  • West Campus Exits and Bus Routes
  • West Campus Garage Area
  • 2014 Pedestrian Path Extension: Aerial View Construction Fencing Remove front row of parking on gamedays.
  • Wellborn Underpass at West Campus Garage Fence Design TBD
  • USE ALL FOUR LANES
  • What Will We See in 2014? Intersection changes Signal timing Shuttle buses Warnings
  • For 2015 and Beyond .
  • Downtown Houston 150,000 workers 7 Freeways Kyle Field Gameday 120,000+ attendees & workers 2 Freeways Downtown Dallas 145,000 workers 6 Freeways Downtown Austin 125,000 workers 4 Freeways Some Perspective
  • Real time traffic Real time parking Shuttle bus service Parking cost information, pay through app Game weekend in BCS Dining, Activities, Hotels, Tickets App will evolve in 2015 Connected to: gameday.12thman.com Bandwidth?