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Colo. to build $54.5M BRT line

Bus| May 22, 2012
The Mason Corridor, a five-mile, north-south byway, will help create opportunities for new mixed-use and transit oriented developments that avoid sprawl and enhance sustainability and livability. Nearly two-thirds of area jobs are located within a half-mile of the corridor.

Alstom’s Light Rail Advances Ripe for North American Market

Rail| May 17, 2012
President of Alstom Transportation in North America Guillaume Mehlman cites vehicle accessibility, increased speed and catenary-free capabilities developed for projects in the international market as foreseeable trends in the U.S.
Bus| May 14, 2012

Nevada’s RTC to launch bus rapid transit line

The Sahara Express, set to begin service on May 20, will feature new solar-powered transit shelters, ticket vending machines, wider sidewalks, elevated station platforms and enhanced landscaping. The agency received $34.4 million in TIGER grants for the project.
Bus| April 30, 2012

Minnesota Valley taps Nova Buses

The buses will be assembled at its Upstate New York plant and delivered in the fall of 2012.
Bus| April 26, 2012

AC Transit board approves BRT

With construction expected to begin in 2014, the system could be fully operational by 2016.
Bus| April 18, 2012

Nonprofit's interest in public transit could break gridlock

While no substitute, this nongovernment, non-federal approach could be a welcome alternative strategy to the slow progress of reauthorization of federal policy on Capitol Hill.
Bus| April 16, 2012

Colo. breaks ground on first rural U.S. BRT system

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority will operate the service, called VelociRFTA, which will connect workers who live in Roaring Fork Valley to local area resorts where the jobs are, about 40 miles away. The new service includes construction of nine bus stations and five park-and-ride facilities.
Bus| April 11, 2012

FTA awards Cap Metro $38M for BRT system

The new MetroRapid bus service includes construction of 40 new bus stations and the purchase of 40 clean diesel buses that will operate along a 37.5-mile route on streets that run parallel to the region’s main highways, I-35 and Loop-1.
Bus| April 10, 2012

Winnipeg transit launches BRT system

The RT includes 13 rapid transit routes. The 2.23-mile transitway will operate at speeds up to 50 mph, free of any other traffic
Bus| April 2, 2012

New global bus rapid transit database launched

Allows users to compare BRT systems and bus corridors in all 134 cities in 36 countries. The database includes 95 different indicators on system operations, design and cost, including metrics like the number of passengers per day, commercial speed and the length of corridors.

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