Bus Rapid Transit

A conceptual rendering of a bus stop and bus-only lane on a downtown street.

Land Use Changes Could Improve Walkability Along Bus Rapid Transit Corridor in Denver

Denver councilmembers are proposing an overhaul of land use regulations along a long stretch of East Colfax Avenue—the route of a planned Bus Rapid Transit line expected to open in 2026.

July 20, 2023 - Denverite

A conceptual rendering of a bus station station with two bus-only lanes running in the street.

Bus Rapid Transit Plans Scrapped in Tacoma

A planned bus rapid transit (BRT) line known as “Stream” will have to move forward in some new, as-yet-unplanned form in Tacoma, Washington.  

July 19, 2023 - The Urbanist

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

Map of proposed Baltimore Red Line transit line alignment with white boxes showing open questions

Details Start to Emerge for Revived Baltimore Red Line

The long-awaited east-west transit line is moving forward with support from a new governor, but still has a long road ahead.

June 22, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

A map of the city of Madison’s public transit routes.

Madison Launches Redesigned Transit System

Transit riders in Madison, Wisconsin are navigating an entirely new system this week.

June 13, 2023 - WKOW

Close-up of front og MARTA public transit bus in Atlanta, Georgia with logo wrap

Atlanta’s First Bus Rapid Transit Route to Break Ground This Week

Officials in the city of Atlanta are planning a groundbreaking ceremony this week for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority’s first bus rapid transit line.

June 12, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

Close-up of front og MARTA public transit bus in Atlanta, Georgia with logo wrap

What Is ‘Arterial Rapid Transit?’

Atlanta is planning to build ‘BRT lite,’ a version of bus service that offers signal priority and fewer stops but keeps buses in mixed-traffic lanes.

June 7, 2023 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Blue Connect 1 bus at nighttime in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee’s First BRT Line Celebrates Grand Opening

The nine-mile route covers the city’s busiest east-west corridor and will offer free rides through the summer.

June 5, 2023 - Urban Milwaukee

A system map of the B Line shows the route and stops where the bus rapid transit route cuts across Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

New Bus Rapid Transit Route Breaks Ground in the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities are on a mission to become the bus rapid transit capital of the United States. The latest improvement to advance that ambition broke ground earlier this week.

May 10, 2023 - Pioneer Press

Close-up of MARTA logo on Atlanta bus

Atlanta Gaining Two New ‘Arterial Rapid Transit’ Lines

MARTA will begin construction on two new bus lines this year, which will share lanes with other vehicles but use other tools to speed up service.

April 28, 2023 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Teal Detroit public bus

Detroit Transit Plan Would Improve Bus Frequencies

The proposal would also introduce bus rapid transit and increase service on the city’s busiest corridors.

April 26, 2023 - Detroit Free Press

Valley Metro Rail

Phoenix Planning First Bus Rapid Transit Route

The city of Phoenix is gathering public feedback on a proposed bus rapid transit route, the city’s first, on 35th Avenue and Van Buren Street.

April 25, 2023 - Daily Independent

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

Young man wearing headphones and holding a coffee cup standing on a city bus

The Future of Public Transit: The Bus

The solution to making public transit better doesn’t lie in technological innovations or hyper-modern trains, but in investing in one of its simplest tools.

March 6, 2023 - The Conversation

MARTA bus with Atlanta skyline in background

Atlanta Proposed Rail Line to Become Bus Rapid Transit

MARTA officials argue that bus rapid transit will be faster and more cost-effective than the originally proposed light rail option.

February 15, 2023 - BizJournals

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