Bus Rapid Transit

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BRT is an enhanced bus system that operates on bus lanes or other transitways in order to combine the flexibility of buses with the efficiency of rail. By doing so, BRT operates at faster speeds, provides greater service reliability and increased customer convenience. It also utilizes a combination of advanced technologies, infrastructure and operational investments that provide significantly better service than traditional bus service.

FTA Role and Guidance

FTA is committed to making BRT a viable and functional option for transit agencies across the country.  Below, you will find information describing BRT, related technologies, and The Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit. 

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