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Detroit light rail could get $25M in fed funds

Rail| January 9, 2012
Despite a recent reallocation of a grant to bus rapid transit, the city may receive additional funding for the project.

Scrapped Detroit light rail still has investors

Rail| December 27, 2011
Despite Mayor Bing’s recent decision to end the proposed rail plan in favor of BRT, many investors are still supporting a scaled-back version of the project.
Bus| December 22, 2011

City busways seen as key to BRT

These dedicated rights of way, which are a rarity in the U.S., despite the growing popularity of bus rapid transit systems.
Bus| December 19, 2011

Bus service should take the 'Apple approach'

Minimalist clean design, high quality customer assistance and distinctive product branding are similar principles that bus rapid transit systems can follow for success.
Bus| December 15, 2011

Nashville study finds BRT half as costly as streetcars

Estimates a BRT system would cost $136 million to construct, less than half the $275 million required for streetcars. The number of trips riders would make on either system would be about the same, 4,500 average weekday trips on BRT versus 4,800 on streetcars in the first year.
Bus| December 15, 2011

Detroit pulls plug on light rail, favors bus rapid transit

The minimum estimated costs for the light rail project reached $550 million, with no guarantees for operating funding.
Bus| November 21, 2011

Conn. BRT project awarded $275M

FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff signed the full-funding grant agreement during a ceremony at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. The grant clears the way for the Connecticut DOT to begin construction of the bus rapid transit system and covers about half the total cost of the $567 million project.
Bus| November 1, 2011

Calif.-based Omnitrans launches project website

To help keep the public informed about real-time construction updates, Omnitrans also launched a new sbX Twitter handle.
Bus| October 6, 2011

Fort Worth's The T launches BRT-like service

Holding 50 percent more passengers than The T's largest 40-foot buses, the NABI artics will eliminate over-crowding and prevent having to bypass passengers waiting at stops during peak times because buses are full.
Bus| October 5, 2011

Daimler showcases Orion buses with added features, technology

Two newly manufactured Orion VIIs hosting a variety of new features and options will be on display. Manufacturer will also showcase its testing and validation programs that prove a better built bus.

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