Bus Rapid Transit

View of Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, with red bus-only lanes

San Francisco Bus Rapid Transit Performing Well, One Month In

After a month of service, the Van Ness BRT line has cut travel times by roughly nine minutes and spurred increased ridership.

May 5, 2022 - Mass Transit

A map of the North Hollywood-Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Line.

Controversial North Hollywood-Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Line Approved

A controversial project to connect the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys by bus rapid transit has final approval. Los Angeles, Glendale, Burbank, and Pasadena will have a new connecting transit line as soon as 2024.

May 2, 2022 - LAist

Downtown Tampa skyline

Tampa Bay Commits to Electric Regional Rapid Transit

The transit agency’s board voted to use all-electric buses in its planned bus rapid transit fleet, but criticism of plans to expand a freeway to accommodate the new route remain.

April 27, 2022 - Tampa Bay Times

Atlanta Public Transit

Light Rail Plans Could Become Bus Rapid Transit Plans in Atlanta

Light rail on the Clifton Corridor was once a centerpiece of a $2.7 billion, 40-year transit expansion plans funded by a voter-approved sales tax. Now MARTA is considering using bus rapid transit on the corridor instead.

April 5, 2022 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Houston Bus Lane

Houston Plans for More Bus Rapid Transit

The city's transit agency hopes a more comprehensive and connected rapid transit network will encourage more Houstonians to use buses.

March 27, 2022 - Houston Chronicle

Houston Metro Bus

Houston's First Bus Rapid Transit Line Sees Low Ridership

Hindered by the pandemic and other factors, ridership numbers have been disappointingly low on the city's first BRT, but Metro officials are undeterred in their plans for future BRT lines.

March 10, 2022 - Houston Chronicle

Indianapolis Cityscape

IndyGo Begins Construction on Second BRT Line

The Purple Line is slated to begin service in 2024.

March 7, 2022 - Transportation Today News


As Projected Beltline Costs Rise, Atlanta Considers Other Options

MARTA's light rail project could cost more than twice original estimates, prompting the agency to weigh different routes and the potential for bus rapid transit as an alternative to rail.

March 2, 2022 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

San Francisco, California

Beleaguered San Francisco Bus Project To Open April 1

San Francisco's much-delayed Van Ness BRT line, expected to speed up travel along the 'grandest boulevard,' has finally received an opening date.

February 17, 2022 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Indianapolis Cityscape

New Bus Rapid Transit Line Expected To Revitalize Indianapolis Neighborhoods

In addition to connecting residents to jobs and medical facilities, city leaders hope the BRT line will boost economic development along the route.

February 16, 2022 - NBC News

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