Thriving communities need effective transit service to provide new mobility options, reduce dependence upon automobiles, improve air quality and improve overall quality of life. But implementing new service can be difficult. Heavy and light rail options are popular, but they are expensive. Traditional bus service is flexible and inexpensive, but is often hampered by roadway congestion.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high quality, high capacity rapid transit system that offers many of the advantages of rail transit but at a lower and more affordable cost.
BRT vehicles may use exclusive lanes for all or part of their route, thus avoiding traffic. Other customer friendly features may include: attractive, comfortable stations that are focus points for neighborhoods, prepaying fares at stations (instead of on the bus) to speed boarding, and boarding through multiple doors, like on a train, to speed trips. Combined, these measures help keep BRT moving and save customers time. BRT service is fast, frequent, attractive to use and highly visible.
Final Report and Appendices:
- Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Assessment Study Final Report
- Appendix A - Existing Conditions Report
- Appendix B - Parking Utilization Survey
- Appendix C - TOD Technical Report
We invite you to view a brief slide show that explains the basic principles of Bus Rapid Transit.
- Central Avenue BRT Newsletter Issue 3 (June 2009)
- Central Avenue BRT Newsletter Issue 2 (June 2008)
- Central Avenue BRT Newsletter Issue 1 (June 2007)
- June 16, 2008 Open House Presentation
- June 16, 2008 Open House Boards
- Mobilizing the Region, June 23, 2008
- Mobilizing the Region, June 29, 2007
- State officials say bus rapid transit would speed Central Ave. Trip, The Journal News, June 27, 2007