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Bus Rapid Transit

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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
April 15, 2019, 8am PDT
Transit experts want to optimize the benefits of the biggest network of separated busways in the country.
Pittsburgh City Paper
March 21, 2019, 10am PDT
It's only the county's second bus rapid transit route, but planners hope the Swift Green Line will eventually connect with a more robust network of BRT and rail service.
The Urbanist
March 19, 2019, 9am PDT
Anyone hoping for rail transit down one of Los Angeles' busiest transit corridors will have to wait awhile.
Urbanize.LA
March 15, 2019, 1pm PDT
Pierce Transit has proposed a new Bus Rapid Transit line to speed travel, but Tacoma residents have bristled at the prospect of losing front lawns and parking spaces.
KOMO News
March 8, 2019, 7am PST
The bus lanes can be installed quickly, requiring minimal time and resources and offering a good return on investment, says a new report.
CityLab
February 4, 2019, 7am PST
Besides addressing mobility needs, activists hope a new transit option will make more of the city accessible for the disabled.
Badger Herald
January 29, 2019, 10am PST
Better integration between San Diego's various transit modes—trolley (light rail), bus, bus rapid transit, and active transit—are key to increasing use and housing options, argues AVRP planner Howard Blackson III.
UrbDeZine
January 29, 2019, 7am PST
The Moving Forward Plan seeks to improve transportation throughout the region, but funding and project priorities still need to be sorted out.
Houston Chronicle