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Utah Transit Authority's Provo-Orem BRT line gets $75M fed infusion

Bus| December 22, 2016

From the north, the line will originate at the Orem Transit Center and run to downtown Provo, with stops at Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University, and the Provo Central Station.

Fla.'s JTA launches First Coast Flyer Blue Line BRT service

Bus| December 6, 2016

The 11.1 mile Blue Line on the Southeast Corridor features direct, high-frequency service; seven branded stations; transit signal priority at 18 intersections; and off-board fare collection.

Accessibility| November 23, 2016

Tulsa Transit Speeds Up with BRT, New Securement System

Recent approval of a sales tax plan provides the agency with its first-ever dedicated funding and a chance to jump-start multiple projects.

Management & Operations| November 15, 2016

Union calls for change to MTA's Baltimore bus plan

"The People's Alternative to BaltimoreLink" would cost $287 million and includes a BRT system along 14 miles of streets and additional stops along busy routes.

Government Issues| November 10, 2016

Ballot measure defeat sends Mich. RTA officials back to drawing board

The 20-year, 1.2-mill property tax would have raised $4.6 billion for mass transit in Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw, and Oakland counties.

Sustainability| November 4, 2016

LA Metro to add 5 electric artics, eight charging stations for BRT route

The Orange Line will be the highest ridership transit service ever tested for all-electric operation. The project is expected to demonstrate the durability and reliability of lithium-ion battery technology for high ridership transit lines.

Sustainability| November 4, 2016

Tramways have significantly lower CO2 emissions than BRT, study says

The study concluded that over a 30-year lifetime, a tramway system emits about 50 percent of the CO2 as a BRT system operated with diesel buses, and about 30 percent less CO2 than a BRT system operated with hybrid buses.

October 25, 2016

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

Bus| October 6, 2016

GRTC route structure plan favors ridership over coverage

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.

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