The Bus on Shoulder was first implemented as a pilot program in September 2015. By using the shoulder, Laketran avoids traffic congestion resulting in much faster travel times for commuters and improved on-time performance.
Here’s how it works:
- Laketran buses may drive on the I-90/SR-2 westbound and eastbound shoulders between the Euclid Spur and downtown Cleveland when traffic is traveling less than 30 miles per hour.
- The speed limit for buses traveling on the shoulder is 35 miles per hour.
- Entrance and exit ramps along the highway are treated as a yield sign.
- Areas where Bus on Shoulder is in effect are marked with signs reading, “Authorized Buses Only.”