What is Bus Rapid Transit?
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is an innovative, high-capacity, lower-cost public transit solution that can achieve the performance and benefits of more expensive rail modes. This 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 a variety of local conditions. BRT system elements can easily be customized to community needs and incorporate state-of-the-art, low-cost technologies that attract more passengers and ultimately help reduce overall traffic congestion.
Our 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.
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Great article in the Wall Street Journal on BRT!
General Overview of Bus Rapid Transit – Brian Pessaro
Community-Oriented BRT: Urban Design, Amenities, and Placemaking Jennifer Flynn, Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place Conference in Pittsburgh
Assessment and Comparison of Travel Time and Reliability of the Eugene EmX, Los Angeles Orange Line, and Snohomish County SWIFT Cheryl Thole APTA Multimodal, Chicago
The Who and What: Bus Rapid Transit Riders and Systems in the U.S. Cheryl Thole Webinar
BRT Presentation to Livable Roadways Committee Brian Pessaro, March to the Livable Roadways Committee of the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization
Overview of Bus Rapid Transit Jennifer Flynn and Cheryl Thole Commuter Choice Workshop August
Information on Bus Rapid Transit Systems in the United States
Cheryl Thole, APTA Bus and Paratransit , Memphis, TN
Change in Accessibility and Convenience? Replacement of Conventional Bus Service with BRT and Its Effect on Riders Cheryl Thole TRB Annual Meeting
The LYMMO BRT 15 Years Later
Brian Pessaro June at the Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) Congress (American Society of Civil Engineers)
Tangible and Intangible Service Attributes: Quantifying the Importance of Image and Perception to Bus Rapid Transit Jennifer Flynn TRB 5th National Bus Rapid Transit Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Land Use Impacts of Bus Rapid Transit Victoria Perk and Cheryl Thole Commuter Choice Workshop
Madison Transit Seminar
Bus Rapid Transit and Transit Oriented Development
Cheryl Thole, Victoria Perk
Cleveland BRT Workshop presentations
What is Bus Rapid Transit?
Presentation Update (NBRTI)
Bus Rapid Transit
Stations and Shelters
American Planning Association by NBRTI
by Gary Brosch (NBRTI)
U.S. Senate Committee on
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Florida Public Transportation Association Annual Meeting
BRT Session Presentations by
Kansas City Metro,
Lane Transit District
U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs