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What is BRT?

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), is a high-quality bus service that provides faster, more reliable and more convenient service through several key attributes:

  • Enhanced stations with passenger amenities, such as real-time arrival/departure information
  • Dedicated bus lanes that are physically separated from traffic
  • Off-board fare collection and/or all-door boarding
  • Frequent service with limited stops
  • Transit signal priority giving buses more green light time
  • Branded vehicles and stations

BRT is designed to rival the speed, capacity, and comfort of high-quality rail lines. BRT can reduce the number of cars on the road, decrease time spent idling in traffic, and can improve air quality with the use of electric zero-emission vehicles.

BRT helps riders avoid some of the normal delays typically experienced through regular transit service that travels in mixed-flow traffic. BRT also has the potential to increase transit access, improve regional mobility, and ease commute times.