Bus

Colo. to build $54.5M BRT line

Posted on May 22, 2012

The City of Fort Collins, Colo. received $54.5 million in funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for a new MAX bus rapid transit (BRT) line expected to reduce commuting times and traffic congestion along College Avenue and spur economic development in the heart of the Mason Corridor.

The Mason Corridor is a five-mile, north-south byway. It combines the MAX BRT corridor with a bicycle and pedestrian trail. The corridor will help create opportunities for new mixed-use and transit oriented developments that avoid sprawl and enhance sustainability and livability. Nearly two-thirds of area jobs are located within a half-mile of the corridor, which includes Colorado State University and its veterinary teaching hospital, the federal Natural Resource Research Laboratory headquarters and local government offices.

The BRT is also expected to help revitalize the downtown shopping district by improving access to the area. To that end, a new university student housing center and a third new apartment building are under construction, and developers are purchasing land along the corridor for future commercial and residential projects.

In addition, the FTA is also making almost $3.9 million available for the project through its Bus and Bus Facilities grant program. These funds supplement about $11 million awarded in FY2010 for project planning and related work, bringing the total federal commitment to about $69.4 million, or roughly 80% of the total project. The City of Fort Collins, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State University and the Downtown Development Authority are contributing the remaining funds toward the $87 million BRT project.

More News

Canada's TransLink adding New Flyer CHARGE battery-electric buses

The buses are part of the Pan-Canadian Electric-Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial, facilitated by the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium.

MCI brings state-of-the-art features to J4500, set to introduce J3500 at BusCon

Both vehicles share coach systems technologies including electric, HVAC suspension, brakes, axles, frame, and body components.

New Smith System training tools focus on bus and transit drivers, passengers

The collection teaches bus drivers how to use The Smith5Keys® to create a safer environment inside and around the bus.

MCI awarded Ga. state transportation contract for D4500, D45 CRT LE

The contract permits authorized state and local Georgia public entitles to purchase the vehicles.

New Flyer opens high-tech bus part fabrication facility in Ky.

The opening follows from New Flyer’s announcement in Nov. 2017 to invest $28 million in the state.

See More News

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation