Portal:Bus Priority Treatments

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Bus rapid transit (BRT) has emerged as a favorable alternative to rail transit. BRT runs in dedicated lanes, has separated stations that are more robust than traditional bus stops, and allows off-board fare payment. Transit planners view BRT as a way to provide comparable service to heavy or light rail while witnessing considerable capital cost savings.

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BRT Examples

A Los Angeles Metro Orange Line BRT bus.
Boston's Silver Line bus entering a dedicated lane.

Characteristics of BRT

BRT has a number of features distinguishing it from traditional fixed-route bus service:

A dedicated bus lane in Sydney, Australia.

Bus priority technology

New technologies are enabling bus transit to replicate some of the speed and capacity advantages that rail transit has traditionally enjoyed.


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