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Albany, N.Y. transit honored for BRT

Bus| March 23, 2012
The Capital District Transportation Authority with its the 2011 project of the Year in Transportation – Transit Category award for the agency’s NY Route 5 Bus Rapid Transit project. Ridership along the corridor has increased 13% since the launch.

Colombia transit system decline sparks riot

Bus| March 15, 2012
The TransMilenio BRT system's crowded, deteriorated conditions sparked a protest by angry commuters that grew out of control and erupted into fights between protesters and riot police. The system has previously been touted and emulated worldwide.
Bus| March 14, 2012

BRT Survey: Funding Levels Higher, Yet Still a Concern

Cited as the top challenge experienced by one-fifth of participating operators. Coming in second was land use coordination, at 17%, down by slightly more than 10% from last year, when it was listed as the top challenge.
Bus| March 14, 2012

NJ Transit considering N.J. to Philly BRT

After examining alternate routes for a rapid South Jersey-to-Philadelphia bus system for several years, transit planners are proposing a $46 million system through the New Jersey-based transit system.
Bus| February 28, 2012

Experts say BRT could boost Detroit region

Representatives from transit agencies in other major cities shared how rapid transit buses helped them improve service, increase ridership and attract redevelopment. Creating a regional agency to operate the system would force coordination and efficiency on overlapping city and suburban bus providers.
Bus| February 21, 2012

Chicago greenlights $7.3M for BRT

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration approved tax increment financing for downtown service. The funds will be combined with $24.6 million from the FTA.
Bus| February 15, 2012

LaHood recommends $2.2B worth of rail, BRT projects

The projects, included in President Obama's proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget, will put thousands of Americans to work building the vital infrastructure the nation needs to improve access to jobs while reducing U.S. dependence on oil and spurring new economic development.
Bus| January 24, 2012

Md. group votes for busway over light rail for corridor

Citing affordability and timing, the Montgomery County Council voted Tuesday to recommend a busway over light rail, which it endorsed in 2009.
Bus| January 24, 2012

Calif.’s AC Transit selects new BRT director

Arul Edwin, who has successfully managed similar transportation projects from Boston to Seattle, is now the program director for a BRT plan that will modernize and improve East Bay bus service.
Bus| January 18, 2012

Cleveland RTA ridership up

December 2011 marked the eighth month in a row of increased ridership throughout the RTA system.

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