10 Years of Bus Rapid Transit in the United States
Angie Schmitt writes:
Last week, Cleveland celebrated the 10th anniversary of its famous Bus Rapid Transit line, the Healthline. Inspired by the success of Curitiba, Brazil’s famous Transmilenio BRT line, the project was meant to serve as a demonstration project for bus rapid transit in U.S. cities.
The “demonstration” worked as planned. Cleveland’s $200-million, nine-mile project has inspired cities around the country, including Albuquerque’s soon-to-open ART and Indianapolis’s under-construction Red Line, and Richmond’s just-opened “the Pulse.”
After noting the influence of the first bus rapid transit project, Schmitt goes on to check in on the performance of the other examples of bus rapid transit around the county, from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles to Eugene and Connecticut.