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How the media, transit agencies, and planners should be talking about BRT

| October 25, 2016

...as a transportation planner who has worked on bus rapid transit-style systems in the greater Washington region, I’ve noticed a disconnect in the public’s expectations versus the reality of the systems they’re getting. It got me wondering: do people have an accurate picture of what BRT means or the benefits the systems provide? During public-planning sessions, I’ve heard a lot of feedback on BRT. The gist is, “That’s really nice that the bus is a different color and the station platform is fancy, but I just want it to be on time.”

GRTC route structure plan favors ridership over coverage

Bus| October 6, 2016

According to the presentation to the council, about 3,000 riders and members of the public polled in on-board and online surveys and at public meetings largely favor less waiting and greater stop spacing.

Bus| September 27, 2016

Seattle taps CH2M to deliver BRT expansion program

This BRT program, which is part of the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle, will provide high-quality transit throughout some of the densest areas of Seattle.

Management & Operations| September 20, 2016

Automated and Connected Vehicle Tech Offers Promise for Transit Agencies

Automated and connected vehicle technology has the potential to change all aspects of mobility and disrupt both public and private transportation as we know it. As Google, Uber, the automobile industry, and other organizations continue to make rapid technological advances in connected and automated vehicle technology, it is vital that public transit agencies consider these changes in their strategic planning.

Management & Operations| September 15, 2016

Jacksonville Works to Provide Quality Service, While Delivering Diverse Project Portfolio

Recently lauded by APTA as a top transit system, the Florida-based agency has numerous capital projects in the works, including a multimodal hub, a roadway and mobility corridors program, BRT, automated monorail updates, and improvements to the local ferry service.

Bus| August 8, 2016

Ohio's COTA breaks ground on CMAX BRT line

The 15.6-mile route will serve customers every 10 minutes between Downtown Columbus and SR-161 during rush hours, with service to Polaris Parkway/Africa Road every 30 minutes.

Bus| August 4, 2016

MCI completes delivery of Denver RTD's 42 Commuter Coach order

The delivery follows 2013 and 2015 orders, bringing Denver RTD’s fleet to include 161 newer MCI Commuter Coaches operating on Denver RTD’s regular-route express service and its new Flatiron Flyer BRT service between Denver and Boulder.

Bus| July 26, 2016

Fla.'s JTA recieves $7.2M for BRT project

Will be used to improve sidewalks and ADA ramps within a half mile of the First Coast Flyer™ North Corridor stations and construct pedestrian access to the Armsdale Park-n-Ride facility.

Bus| July 12, 2016

N. Va. Transportation Commission approves BRT plan

Planners estimate the new, 11-mile Tysons Corner to Alexandria bus system would attract about 8,600 new transit riders per day.

Bus| June 2, 2016

Calif. city breaks ground on 15-mile BRT system

The $54 million system for the City of Fresno's will feature a total of 27 stops, and will serve major shopping centers, hospitals, and other significant destinations.

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