What is BRT?

Bus rapid transit (BRT) is a high-quality bus-based transit system that delivers fast, comfortable and cost-effective services. Because BRT contains features similar to a light rail system, it is much more reliable, convenient and faster than regular bus services.

The BRT Basics

There are five essential features that define BRT. These features most significantly result in a faster trip for passengers and make traveling on transit more reliable and more convenient.

Dedicated Right-of-Way

Bus-only lanes make for faster travel and ensure that buses are never delayed due to mixed traffic congestion.

Busway Alignment

The options of using the center of roadway or bus-only corridors keep buses away from congestion.

Off-board Fare Collection

Fare payment at the station, instead of on the bus, eliminates the delay caused by passengers waiting to pay on board.

Intersection Treatments

BRT vehicles receive priority at intersections.

Platform-level Boarding

The station should be at level with the bus for quick and easy boarding. This also makes it fully accessible for wheelchairs, disabled passengers, strollers and carts with minimal delays.

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3M Station 2

Proposed 3M BRT Station