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BRT Survey: Land Use is Top Hurdle for Projects

Bus| March 29, 2011
Funding did run a close second, at 23 percent. Several survey respondents cited difficulties of complying with regulations across multiple municipalities and jurisdictions, including traffic signal priority agreements.

Budget cuts may slash Seattle BRT plans

Bus| March 2, 2011
Congressional budget cuts could take away $68 million in federal grants from King County Metro Transit, which could impact five of its six bus rapid transit lines.
Bus| February 28, 2011

L.A. Metro to purchase Union Station

Currently, the station is home to Amtrak, Metrolink, Metro Red and Purple Lines, Metro Gold Line, L.A. FlyAway, and numerous Metro and municipal bus lines serving Los Angeles County and beyond. The station is also home to several new retail businesses.
Bus| February 28, 2011

FTA chief tours proposed Texas BRT project

The $27.1 million line would extend 8.6 miles northwest along Mesa Street from the current Downtown Transit Terminal near the Paso del Norte International Bridge, ending at the new Westside Transit Terminal.
Bus| February 24, 2011

Las Vegas RTC breaks ground on BRT route

The Sahara Express will be another addition to the RTC’s expanding network of rapid transit services. The project will feature solar powered transit shelters, ticket vending machines, elevated station platforms, and improvements to traffic signals that will improve travel for both cars and transit operations.
Bus| February 11, 2011

Businesses oppose Southern Calif. BRT plan

Some merchants claim that the new buses and U-turns will cause traffic congestion and bus riders don’t spend much money or time at restaurants or shops.
Bus| January 25, 2011

Chinese BRT system wins sustainability award

The city of Guangzhou, China, was recognized for its new world-class bus rapid transit system that integrates with bike lanes, bike share and metro stations. Other nominees this year included: Leon, Mexico; Lima, Peru; Nantes, France; and Tehran, Iran.
Bus| January 3, 2011

Service expansion, ridership growth fuel BC Transit success

Through innovative planning and customer service initiatives, BC Transit delivered a five-fold increase in service, expanded its fleet to 300 buses, operated 24 hours a day and served over 1.5 million customers in the Sea to Sky region during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Bus| December 21, 2010

Wash. Community Transit opens new BRT station

The first of four new stations were in the original plan for Swift, the agency's bus rapid transit system, which opened in November 2009, but were deferred due to funding issues.
Bus| December 2, 2010

Nova Bus BRT vehicle wins CUTA award

The articulated bus features include a modular ceiling panel — which diffuses indirect lighting — work tables in the rear, sconces, space saving back rests, redesigned driver partition, and floor-to-ceiling vertical stanchions.

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