Bus Rapid Transit refers to high-end bus services that provide a fast, comfortable, and convenient way to travel. BRT can include any or all of these features:
- Bus lanes that allow buses to avoid traffic jams, making trips faster and more reliable.
- Frequent and fast service so that riders don’t have to wait long for the next bus.
- Longer hours to allow more people to ride.
- Queue-jump lanes that can give buses a head start over cars, reducing the wait time at red lights.
- Sleek, advanced buses that are safe, comfortable, and easier to board. These buses may be branded with a specific logo or identity to distinguish them from regular bus service.
- Well-designed bus stations that provide shade structures, ticket machines, and real-time arrival information. These stations can be located next to the road or in the median. Stations can also be raised so they are level with the bus floor, allowing people with wheelchairs, strollers, or bikes to roll straight onto the bus.
See how BRT works in other cities.