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August 26, 2014

The Rapid launches BRT line

The FTA contributed approximately $32 million toward the $40 million total Silver Line project cost, including $19 million through its Capital Investment Grant Program and $13 million through its Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program.


August 25, 2014

DART eyeing BRT for Cotton Belt service

The portion of the Cotton Belt service DART will operate in Dallas, Denton and Collin counties is seen as key to connecting Fort Worth, the airport and cities along or between DART’s Green and Red lines.


July 21, 2014

New CapMetro BRT route to serve UT campus

The fleet underwent a full-scale system test earlier this month, where all 15 MetroRapid 803 buses operated like a regular service day, to make sure the technology and route timing works.


July 17, 2014

Pittsburgh Port Authority diverts funds to study BRT

Approved shifting $1.56 million dollars from its capital budget to add to the amount needed to study a BRT line between downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland.


July 10, 2014

Community Transit CEO, Eleanor to step down

Eleanor, the longest-tenured leader of the six Puget Sound transit agencies, presided over unprecedented expansion of transit services in Snohomish County, including the introduction of the state's first bus rapid transit line, Swift.


June 24, 2014

Downtown Chicago BRT pushed back until 2015

According to transportation officials, it's taking "longer than expected to complete the design" of the project and consult with building owners and stakeholders.


June 12, 2014

Nashville BRT survives test after funding eligibility oversight

After the MTA failed to put $51.5 million for the 7.1-mile Amp line in the city’s five-year capital improvements budget — a “wish list” of potential building projects — an amendment was necessary to put the money in.


May 27, 2014

Texas agency showcases new station, buses

El Paso, Texas' Sun Metro showcased its new low-floor Brio vehicles from New Flyer, which will run on CNG, have three doors for faster boarding, free Wi-Fi, two TV monitors for passenger information, three interior bicycle racks, two wheelchair positions and signal prioritization.


May 13, 2014

New Colo. BRT route to provide better job access

Fort Collins, Colo.-based Transfort’s MAX route serves 12 new stations along the Mason Corridor, where roughly 60% of all Fort Collins jobs are located. FTA funded $69.5 million, or 80%, of the total $87 million project.


April 29, 2014

11 Simple Ways to Speed Up Your City's Buses

The average city bus route gets 0.45% slower every single year. That’s especially discouraging given how slowly buses already move, with a typical bus averaging only 13.5 mph.


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