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AC Transit board approves BRT

Bus| April 26, 2012
With construction expected to begin in 2014, the system could be fully operational by 2016.

Nonprofit's interest in public transit could break gridlock

Bus| April 18, 2012
While no substitute, this nongovernment, non-federal approach could be a welcome alternative strategy to the slow progress of reauthorization of federal policy on Capitol Hill.
Bus| April 16, 2012

Colo. breaks ground on first rural U.S. BRT system

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority will operate the service, called VelociRFTA, which will connect workers who live in Roaring Fork Valley to local area resorts where the jobs are, about 40 miles away. The new service includes construction of nine bus stations and five park-and-ride facilities.
Bus| April 11, 2012

FTA awards Cap Metro $38M for BRT system

The new MetroRapid bus service includes construction of 40 new bus stations and the purchase of 40 clean diesel buses that will operate along a 37.5-mile route on streets that run parallel to the region’s main highways, I-35 and Loop-1.
Bus| April 10, 2012

Winnipeg transit launches BRT system

The RT includes 13 rapid transit routes. The 2.23-mile transitway will operate at speeds up to 50 mph, free of any other traffic
Bus| April 2, 2012

New global bus rapid transit database launched

Allows users to compare BRT systems and bus corridors in all 134 cities in 36 countries. The database includes 95 different indicators on system operations, design and cost, including metrics like the number of passengers per day, commercial speed and the length of corridors.
Bus| March 23, 2012

Albany, N.Y. transit honored for BRT

The Capital District Transportation Authority with its the 2011 project of the Year in Transportation – Transit Category award for the agency’s NY Route 5 Bus Rapid Transit project. Ridership along the corridor has increased 13% since the launch.
Bus| March 15, 2012

Colombia transit system decline sparks riot

The TransMilenio BRT system's crowded, deteriorated conditions sparked a protest by angry commuters that grew out of control and erupted into fights between protesters and riot police. The system has previously been touted and emulated worldwide.
Bus| March 14, 2012

BRT Survey: Funding Levels Higher, Yet Still a Concern

Cited as the top challenge experienced by one-fifth of participating operators. Coming in second was land use coordination, at 17%, down by slightly more than 10% from last year, when it was listed as the top challenge.
Bus| March 14, 2012

NJ Transit considering N.J. to Philly BRT

After examining alternate routes for a rapid South Jersey-to-Philadelphia bus system for several years, transit planners are proposing a $46 million system through the New Jersey-based transit system.

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