Management & Operations

WestStart-CALSTART launches $1M BRT program

Posted on April 6, 2004

WestStart-CALSTART (WSCS), in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration, will launch a $1 million dollar national bus rapid transit (BRT) assistance program to support expansion of BRT and facilitate growth of its industry in the U.S. According to WSCS, BRT continues to show strong evidence of being one of the new tools that can help increase transit ridership in a cost effective way, in combination with and as a complement to light rail and other options. BRT can range from specially marked buses on high-speed routes, to customized “rail-like” vehicles operating on separate roadways. Goals of the 2004 BRT program are to help communities to better utilize BRT and to assist U.S. bus manufacturers in their efforts to provide advanced BRT vehicles for U.S. transit properties. Among other activities, the new WSCS initiative will help communities and transit agencies assess the cost-effectiveness of their BRT vehicles; will publish an analysis of fuels and propulsion system options for BRT vehicles; will provide a compendium of BRT vehicle offerings worldwide; and will complete a market demand forecast for BRT vehicles in the U.S.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

SORTA to sell advertising to pay for bus benches

In a separate ordinance, the city agreed to stop removing currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.

Future for connected cars is promising, obstacles remain: study

Obstacles include privacy and security concerns, to a lack of infrastructure and the need for a legislative framework.

Caltrain begins courtesy campaign via social media

The campaign, called “Caltrain Manners,” is the result of a recent online survey, where passengers were asked what annoyed them most about their fellow riders. Caltrain tallied the results to determine the three worst passenger gaffes.

Sacramento RT receives state certification for bus apprenticeship program

Having trained and qualified mechanics is critical to RT’s mission of providing reliable bus service to the Sacramento region.

Community Transit programs removed 370K drive-alone trips in 2016

Choice Connections and Curb the Congestion target large employers and most-congested corridors, and recognize individuals who use transportation options.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

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


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

Please sign in or register to .    Close