Bus Rapid Transit

March 9, 2018, 5am PST
The Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit Project—on track to become the first bus rapid transit line in the state of Georgia—received a critical bath of funding from the federal government this week in the form of a $12.6 million TIGER grant.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 19, 2018, 7am PST
A highly congested route in Houston is getting new, dedicated bus lanes. Metro looks ready to build the kind of high-quality BRT line that has been a tough sell in the United States.
Houston Chronicle
February 16, 2018, 1pm PST
Expect more cities and transit agencies around the country to wrestle with funding quandaries if the Trump Administration gets its way with existing capital investment grants.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 8, 2018, 7am PST
To close a $14 million budget shortfall, TriMet may scale back aspects of the planned bus line.
Oregon Live
February 6, 2018, 8am PST
Local politicians and the public had years to review a proposal that would create dedicated lanes for bus service along El Camino as it cuts through the region. The project found very little support.
Mountain View Voice
February 3, 2018, 11am PST
All of Fulton County, Georgia except Atlanta (which has its own transit plans) is moving forward with a new transit agenda.
Reporter Newspapers
January 24, 2018, 10am PST
As the second busiest bus corridor in the area, Vermont Avenue is currently a candidate for bus rapid transit. But would rail be a better choice?
Urbanize LA
January 1, 2018, 1pm PST
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is pitching local governments on the idea of restricting lanes for use by buses during peak hours on a major inter-city thoroughfare. One city, at least, doesn't like the idea.
The Mercury News
November 28, 2017, 10am PST
Overcoming lawsuits and controversy, Albuquerque opened the Albuquerque Rapid Transit to partial service over the holiday weekend.
Albuquerque Journal
October 25, 2017, 12pm PDT
A new study challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the superiority of light rail over bus rapid transit.
The City Fix
Blog post
October 17, 2017, 2pm PDT
Negative responses to the "Most Influential Urbanists" list published last week overwhelmingly focused on one name on the list: Enrique Peñalosa.
James Brasuell
October 3, 2017, 9am PDT
A proposed bus rapid transit route connecting Pittsburgh to the neighborhood of Oakland will surely benefit many commuters, but other transit commuters, including some of the poorest in the region, will face new hardships.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 27, 2017, 12pm PDT
The speed of implementation and high cost have some Atlanta officials considering bus rapid transit (BRT).
The Atlanta Jounral-Constitution
August 20, 2017, 11am PDT
The Orange Line, a bus rapid transit line running through Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, has been a success. To those calling for an expensive conversion to rail, several experts say, why bother?
Curbed Los Angeles
August 18, 2017, 5am PDT
Changes to the BRTData.org criteria means fewer systems and corridors are considered to bus rapid transit.
The City Fix
August 6, 2017, 7am PDT
A bus rapid transit proposal is still very much in the planning stages in Milwaukee, with the question of whether the route is allowed dedicated lanes along its entire length is still very much in question.
Urban Milwaukee
July 21, 2017, 12pm PDT
The city of Richmond has decided to turn potential to reality by approving, among other big transit changes, five new bus rapid transit routes.
Greater Greater Washington
July 15, 2017, 11am PDT
The rubber meets the road, or not.
Austin Monitor
July 6, 2017, 11am PDT
The Federal Highway Administration approved 50 applications of red transit-only lanes to be painted throughout San Francisco. Already used on four streets in a pilot program, the lanes have proven effective but are opposed by some business owners.
San Francisco Examiner
June 28, 2017, 5am PDT
The Port Authority of Allegheny County is moving forward on a proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) system that connects Downtown Pittsburgh with Uptown, Oakland, and Wilkinsburg, with branches to Squirrel Hill and Highland Park.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette