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Chinese BRT system wins sustainability award

Bus| January 25, 2011
The city of Guangzhou, China, was recognized for its new world-class bus rapid transit system that integrates with bike lanes, bike share and metro stations. Other nominees this year included: Leon, Mexico; Lima, Peru; Nantes, France; and Tehran, Iran.

Service expansion, ridership growth fuel BC Transit success

Bus| January 3, 2011
Through innovative planning and customer service initiatives, BC Transit delivered a five-fold increase in service, expanded its fleet to 300 buses, operated 24 hours a day and served over 1.5 million customers in the Sea to Sky region during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Bus| December 21, 2010

Wash. Community Transit opens new BRT station

The first of four new stations were in the original plan for Swift, the agency's bus rapid transit system, which opened in November 2009, but were deferred due to funding issues.
Bus| December 2, 2010

Nova Bus BRT vehicle wins CUTA award

The articulated bus features include a modular ceiling panel — which diffuses indirect lighting — work tables in the rear, sconces, space saving back rests, redesigned driver partition, and floor-to-ceiling vertical stanchions.
Bus| December 2, 2010

Minn.'s Metro Transit rolls out city’s first BRT station

An event, to be held on Dec. 6, will promote the $4.5M station to nearby residents. Since ridership will not meet Metro Transit’s 2010 goal of 80 million riders, transit officials hope the new station draws more passengers.
Bus| November 18, 2010

Brampton, Ontario 'Züms' toward boosting ridership with BRT service

The Züm service will be completely integrated into Brampton's existing transit system. Passengers will be able to ride the buses at no extra cost and transfer quickly and easily between lines.
Bus| November 16, 2010

MARTA to launch Georgia’s first BRT service

The new service includes two routes, which utilize advanced transportation technology to provide customers with a more convenient and efficient ride along the congested Memorial Drive corridor. A partnership between the FTA, GDOT, DeKalb County, the Atlanta Regional Commission and MARTA made the project possible.
Bus| October 4, 2010

B.C. Transit to roll out BRT system

Will display a 60-foot “articulated rubber tire vehicle,” brought in from Las Vegas for public events Agency has selected an “at grade” rapid transit system.
Bus| September 9, 2010

Mississauga rebrands transit system, focuses on growing ridership

A new citywide strategic plan is playing a major role in changes being made at the Ontario-based Mississauga Transit. The transit system is rebranding its services, and adding a BRT line and 15 new hybrid vehicles to its fleet.
Bus| July 8, 2010

Livability initiative grant winners receive $293M

Six new streetcar and bus rapid transit projects will be funded with $130 million from the FTA's Urban Circulator Program, and 47 additional projects aimed at upgrading bus services and facilities are slated to receive more than $163 million from the FTA's Bus and Bus Livability Program.

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