COTA has two interesting graphics which should help answer some questions as to what COTA is doing between now and 2016, the proposed start date of the Cleveland Avenue BRT route.
First, from the June 2012 Northeast Corridor Analysis presentation to the Board, COTA provided this timeline:
Within COTA’s most recent survey regarding the project, a Gantt chart includes additional work:
COTA is essentially done with the project until the Federal Transit Administration makes a determination on COTA’s application to the Very Small Starts grant which should be in early 2013. If approved, COTA ramps up design work in April 2013 and begins construction in July 2014 while concurrently acquiring and testing vehicles. Construction is planned to end June 30, 2016.