Bus Rapid Transit

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Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a concept of providing faster and higher quality bus service comparable to rail. Because many transit agencies cannot afford to build rail lines, bus rapid transit is a cost effective mean to enhance ridership, particularly for smaller cities.

There is no strict definition of Bus Rapid Transit, but often it includes features commonly found on light rail:

  • Limited stops
  • Enhanced bus stops that may:
    • Provide improved amenities, improve operational efficiency, offer step-free boarding
  • Dedicated busway
  • Signal priority
  • Proof of payment fare scheme
  • Distinctive vehicle branding

BRT lines