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WHAT IS BRT

Boarding Bus Rapid Transit

The number of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems throughout the United States continues to grow – in urban, suburban and rural communities.

From California to Washington D.C., the various systems feature high quality and cost-effective transit service featuring many of the BRT best design and operation practices including:

  • Grade-separated right-of-way
  • Frequent, high-capacity service that results in passenger waits of less than 10 minutes during peak periods
  • High-quality vehicles that are easy to board and provide a quiet, clean and comfortable to ride
  • Pre-paid fare collection to minimize boarding delays
  • Integrated fare systems, allowing free or discounted transfers between routes
  • High quality bus stations with Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in nearby areas
  • Integration with pedestrian and bicycle facilities, taxi services, intercity bus, rail transit and other transportation services
  • Excellent customer service
  • Effective security for transit users and pedestrians.