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Bus Rapid Transit

December 1, 2019, 9am PST
A long-awaited bus rapid transit system has opened to the public this weekend, a cause for celebration in Albuquerque,.
Albuquerque Journal
November 29, 2019, 7am PST
Despite major opposition by residents, the Madison Common Council approved a $40 motor vehicle registration fee (aka 'wheel tax') on an 11-8 vote on Oct. 29 to help fund the city's new East-West Bus Rapid Transit system.
Wisconsin State Journal
November 19, 2019, 6am PST
The first bus rapid transit line planned in the Atlanta region relies on federal approval.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 18, 2019, 11am PST
An ambitious plan to connect the Allegheny County cities of Pittsburgh and Oakland is proceeding to final stages of design, despite having fallen a little behind schedule for an expected 2021 opening date.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 29, 2019, 2pm PDT
The IndyGo transit system is wrapping up a period of free fares for its new Red Line bus rapid transit line before another big launch scheduled for spring 2020.
Indianapolis Star
October 28, 2019, 12pm PDT
Rochester, the third-most-populous city in Minnesota and birthplace of the Mayo Clinic, has approved a plan to build bus rapid transit.
KTTC
October 11, 2019, 10am PDT
A bus-only lane on busy Broadway in Oakland, a section of the larger East Bay Bus Rapid Transit project, will get the red painted lane treatment.
The Mercury News
August 24, 2019, 5am PDT
Birmingham, Alabama is buying 15 new buses to run on a planned bus rapid transit route.
ABC 33/40
August 15, 2019, 7am PDT
The "Flash" bus rapid transit system proposed in Montgomery County, Maryland took a crucial step forward at the end of July.
Greater Greater Washington
August 4, 2019, 7am PDT
Funding for a $200 million bus rapid transit route on East Colfax Avenue in Denver is well behind schedule.
The Denver Post
July 31, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Port Authority of Allegheny County will lead the remainder of a project to deliver major transportation improvements between Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Data from the Boston area shows that dedicated bus lanes are helping to get buses moving.
WBUR
June 28, 2019, 8am PDT
Los Angeles transit planners wants to connect two of its rail lines with a bus rapid transit line. The idea has critics.
Curbed
June 27, 2019, 12pm PDT
The new Red Line bus rapid transit will include level boarding, pre-pay bus fare service at some stops, quiet electric buses, and USB chargers.
Indianapolis Star
June 25, 2019, 6am PDT
As Richmond, Virginia grows, the city’s network of fixed-route transit and shared ride service is evolving to meet travelers’ needs.
Mobility Lab
June 24, 2019, 9am PDT
Voters might have approved transit funding multiple measures by wide margins in Los Angeles County in recent years, but actual project proposals still have trouble appealing at the hyper-local level.
Los Angeles Daily News
June 14, 2019, 10am PDT
The C Line bus rapid transit line opens in Minneapolis as the state of Minnesota wavers in its funding of mass transit projects.
MinnPost
May 20, 2019, 9am PDT
The transit planning agency in Los Angeles is preparing to make a major addition to the city's number of bus-only infrastructure.
Urbanize LA
April 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
Two projects on the table in Glendale, California, a BRT line and a streetcar, would increase mobility options in the city.
Glendale News-Press
April 19, 2019, 9am PDT
A hybrid design (some protected lanes and some mixing with car traffic) is the preferred option for a planned bus rapid transit route on Pacific Avenue in Tacoma, Washington.
The Urbanist