How is BRT Funded?
The East-West BRT capital cost is estimated at about $54.7 million. Federal programs ($43.2 million, 79%) and a local match ($11.5 million, 21%) will fund the project.
Accounting for systemwide MCTS operating improvements, the new BRT service will add about 1% to MCTS’ overall operating and maintenance costs. Operations will be funded as part of existing MCTS' service, which bus fares, advertising and sponsorships, state and federal funding, and a local tax levy provide.