What is Bus Rapid Transit?

BRT is an innovative, high capacity, lower cost public transit solution that can significantly improve urban mobility.  This permanent, integrated system uses buses or specialized vehicles on roadways or dedicated lanes to quickly and efficiently transport passengers to their destinations, while offering the flexibility to meet transit demand.  BRT systems can easily be customized to community needs and incorporate state-of-the-art, low-cost technologies that result in more passengers and less congestion. 

Our Mission

The Mission of the National BRT Institute is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and innovation for increasing speed, efficiency, and reliability of high-capacity bus service through the implementation of BRT systems in the United States.


BRT News

CTFastrack (Hartford, CT) surpasses anticipated ridership after 5 weeks of operation

Cobb County, GA looking at BRT

Indianapolis focusing on a large BRT system for future transportation plans

APTA's Annual Meeting,October 4-7th, San Francisco, CA

Transportation Research Board's 95th Meeting, January 10-14th



The National BRT Institute is a part of the Center for Urban Transportation Research at USF