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.