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Pittsburgh Port Authority honored for BRT system

Bus| May 2, 2013
Policy group named the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway one of the nation’s highest quality bus rapid transit systems. It awarded the system the Bronze Standard, out of basic BRT, bronze, silver or gold designations.

Chicago advances BRT plans

Bus| April 19, 2013
The announcement is based on a year-long assessment of various BRT alternatives along Ashland and Western avenues. Through the results of this analysis, CTA and CDOT will prioritize BRT for Ashland Avenue to meet the needs of bus riders in this corridor.
Bus| April 5, 2013

Detroit looking at bus rapid transit

Planners are seeking public input on a proposed 27-mile route that would operate along the proposed 3.4-mile Woodward Avenue light rail project.
Bus| April 4, 2013

N.Y. BRT ridership continues growth

Albany’s CDTA BusPlus ridership represents 10% of the more than 15.5 million trips taken on the system during the 2013 fiscal year, and the total boardings represent its highest ridership in more than 20 years.
Bus| March 28, 2013

Twin Cities' Metro to launch Red Line BRT in June

The 11-mile line will provide station-to-station service from the Apple Valley Transit Station to the Mall of America, where it will connect with Blue Line (formerly Hiawatha Line) trains for easy travel to the airport, Metrodome, downtown Minneapolis and Target Field.
Bus| March 28, 2013

Minn. planners shifting to BRT over rail

City planners concluded it’s a better public transit option for the area. Since a 2007 analysis of transit alternatives selected a commuter rail line as the future transportation choice, planners have seen the Northstar Commuter Rail struggle with operating costs.
Rail| March 27, 2013

Tampa Mayor calls for more rail, BRT

Bob Buckhorn also alluded to Gov. Rick Scott's decision to turn away $2 billion from the Obama Administration to build high-speed rail from Tampa to Orlando, by saying that he will try to find people in Tallahassee that will support his plan.
Bus| March 21, 2013

Despite funding concerns, C-Tran moves ahead with BRT

Even though the agency’s board of directors only voted to seek offers from consultants to continue developing the concept, some board members expressed concerns about moving forward on an effort that was shot down in last year's election.
Bus| March 18, 2013

Policy Expert Highlights BRT Advantages

What makes BRT projects stand out as a popular transit choice right now in the U.S., Art Guzzetti, VP, policy, American Public Transportation Association says, is its versatility.
Bus| March 18, 2013

2013 BRT Survey: Coordination, Construction Top Challenges

While many operators cited receiving plenty of political and community support, they reported contending with difficulties in coordination with other jurisdictions, Departments of Transportation, transit agencies and city staff.

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