Bus Rapid Transit

America’s most successful BRT?

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A month ago, Cleveland’s HealthLine celebrated its 10th anniversary, and there is certainly plenty to celebrate. As one of the nation’s first examples of bus rapid transit (BRT), the HealthLine has spurred about $9.5 billion in investment over the last decade up and down the corridor where it runs.

Albuquerque investing in place

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In this month’s episode of Building Better Communities with Transit, we connect with a planner who helped bring high-quality bus rapid transit to Albuquerque. ART, as the new line is called, is just one project but it forms a frequent and reliable backbone for Albuquerque’s entire transportation system.

An exciting time for bus rapid transit

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Investments in high-capacity public transit such as light rail and subways continue to demonstrate their ability to substantially increase property values along transit alignments. But can we say the same about buses?

Albuquerque Rapid Transit Business Assistance  

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Website providing informaiton on the upcoming construction of the bus rapid transit line, Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART), along an 8.75-mile stretch of Central Avenue: 60 days of sidewalk widening, landscaping, roadway resurfacing, and center lane roadway reconfigurations to build stations and create a dedicated lane for the buses.

Bus to Rail: a Crucial Link

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UCTC Policy Brief 2013-03: When cities and regions examine which transit options provide the best access at the lowest price—for operators as well as riders—rail is commonly found to be less cost-effective than bus rapid transit (BRT) or ordinary buses. However, most investigations to date have assumed that riders walk to transit stops, and these … Continued

Building Capacity: Helping Communities Create Vibrant, Healthy and Economically Prosperous Neighborhoods

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The information in this document represents a compilation of specific issue area briefs provided by Team Implementation. Each issue brief accompanied a webinar and allowed grantees to gain additional resources on topics such as creating regional TOD plans and strategies, infill infrastructure financing, advancing sustainability in a slow economy, and redeveloping brownfield properties. This document … Continued