City busways seen as key to BRT

Posted on December 22, 2011

The Pittsburgh busway is the oldest BRT system in the U.S. Photo courtesy Port Authority of Allegheny County.
The Pittsburgh busway is the oldest BRT system in the U.S. Photo courtesy Port Authority of Allegheny County.
NEW YORK CITY — The FTA's recent award of $275 million for a 9.4-mile busway in Connecticut, draws attention to these dedicated rights of way, which are a rarity in the U.S., despite the growing popularity of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems. Busways are considered a crucial component of successful, bona fide BRT systems, according to an Atlantic Cities story, which also looks at systems in Boston, Los Angeles, Miami and Pittsburgh.

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