Green freeway signs for Atlanta and Atlanta airport on Interstate 85.

MARTA To Add BRT Connection to Airport

A new rapid bus line in Atlanta will link residents to one of the nation’s busiest airports.

May 16, 2024 - Urbanize Atlanta

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Snohomish County Opens Third BRT Line

The new 11-mile Swift Orange Line connects Edmonds, Washington, with the city of Everett and will soon link up with the Sound Transit Link network.

April 4, 2024 - King 5 News

Light rail train at station in St, Paul, Minnesota.

St. Paul ‘Arterial BRT’ Could Be Faster, Cost Less Than Streetcar

Officials are eyeing a plan that could replace a proposed streetcar line with a bus rapid transit line.

March 13, 2024 - Star Tribune

People in hoodies and jackets waiting for oncoming bus at sidewalk bus stop in Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston’s Blue Hill Avenue to Get BRT, Safety Improvements

The key bus corridor serves over 37,000 bus riders daily.

March 3, 2024 - WBUR

Green rapid transit bus pulled into station in dedicated lane.

Indiana Once Again Considering Ban on Dedicated Transit Lanes

The proposed legislation would impact the construction of planned IndyGo Blue Line, the third phase of the city’s bus rapid transit system.

February 25, 2024 - Fox 59

Public transit bus on street with cyclist riding next to it in Madison, Wisconsin.

Madison BRT Line to Open Next Year

The city’s bus rapid transit service will be the second BRT system in Wisconsin.

December 4, 2023 - Wisconsin Public Radio

Rendering of proposed bus rapid transit station with dedicated bus lanes in Raleigh, North Carolina.

North Carolina’s First BRT Line Breaks Ground

Raleigh’s mayor calls the new rapid transit line “a game changer” for local mobility.

November 9, 2023 - WRAL

Nighttime view of bus stop in Denver, Colorado

Denver Leaders Take BRT Notes in Minneapolis

More cities are leaning into bus rapid transit, a faster, cheaper alternative to light rail-based rapid transit systems.

August 23, 2023 - Colorado Public Radio

White, red, and blue Utah Transit Authority bus at stop with man standing on sidewalk next to bicycle

Utah Transit Officials Promote BRT

The state’s transit agency is building out new bus rapid transit lines, but has not reversed the sweeping cuts to local bus service made last year.

August 17, 2023 - Axios Salt Lake City

Graphic of gray Oklahoma City rapid bus against photo of Oklahoma City skyline

Oklahoma City Solicits Public Input on New BRT Lines

City officials presented preliminary plans for new bus routes aimed at connecting neighborhoods previously underserved by transit.

July 18, 2023 - The Oklahoman

Red and yellow New Orleans streetcar running down street lined with palm trees

New Orleans Makes Big Plans for Transit

Still recovering from the long-term impacts of Hurricane Katrina, the city is looking to build out and modernize its transit system to improve mobility for its many transit-dependent residents.

July 12, 2023 - Governing

View of Westpark/Lower Uptown transit center in Houston with bus exiting three-story garage vuilding and purple sunset sky in background

Making Space for Buses

In Houston, transit officials are working to balance plans for a new bus rapid transit line with existing street trees and traffic lanes.

July 6, 2023 - Houston Chronicle

Aerial view of red center bus rapid transit lane with bus on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, California

What Is Bus Rapid Transit?

Combining elements of rapid transit with buses, BRT systems can provide faster, more reliable service at lower cost than rail-based transit.

June 25, 2023 - Diana Ionescu

Blue electric MCTS bus sits at a charging station

Milwaukee BRT Proves Popular With Riders

The newly opened line is already reaching pre-pandemic ridership levels.

June 22, 2023 - Urban Milwaukee

Silver Houston Silver Line bus at a dedicated bus rapid transit station

Houston Metro Proposes Undergrounding BRT Line

To ease community concerns, the agency is proposing an underpass in lieu of a prior plan that would have elevated a new rapid transit line above a portion of its downtown route.

April 6, 2023 - Houston Chronicle

Rendering of proposed MARTA bus rapid transit station in Roswell, Georgia

MARTA Reveals Renderings for Bus Rapid Transit Stops

The agency released a set of plans showing proposed station infrastructure as it works to expand BRT to a larger area around Atlanta.

March 9, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

Metro Transit Minneapolis

Minneapolis Leans Into Bus Rapid Transit

The city wants to become North America’s ‘bus rapid transit capital.’

December 13, 2022 - Governing

Aerial view of red painted bus-only center lanes on Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit Boosts Ridership in San Francisco

The new rapid bus line has cut travel times by 35 percent and boosted ridership on the Van Ness corridor.

November 11, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

View of enclosed glass pedestrian bridge over street with EMORY in large letters across the glass

MARTA Narrows Clifton Corridor Transit Line to Three Options

The agency has selected three potential plans for building a light rail or bus rapid transit line that would serve Emory University and other major employment and commercial hubs.

November 10, 2022 - Saporta Report

Downtown Houston covered bus station with one parked bus

Editorial: Why Houston’s University Line BRT Is a ‘Crucial’ Project

The Houston Chronicle editorial board comes out in support of a proposed 25-mile bus rapid transit line, arguing it would provide essential service to transit-dependent residents.

August 3, 2022 - Houston Chronicle

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