BRT in Other Cities

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Ridership Surges on Omnitrans sbX and Freeway Route in 2016

 

Omnitrans

January 25, 2017

 

San Bernardino, California – Ridership on the Omnitrans sbX bus rapid transit line in San Bernardino and Loma Linda jumped 22% in 2016 while daily ridership on freeway express Route 290 nearly doubled.

 

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Jobs Doubled Along Euclid Avenue After Completion of HealthLine: CSU Study

 

The Plain Dealer

January 24, 2017

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The number of jobs nearly doubled along Euclid Avenue following completion of the bus rapid transit HealthLine in 2008, according a new study released by the Center for Population Dynamics at Cleveland State University.

 

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RTD’s Flatiron Flyer Already Shows a Ridership Increase of 45 Percent

 

Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation

April 4, 2016

 

Denver, Colorado – The Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) Flatiron Flyer bus rapid transit (BRT) services’ first three months of operation showed passenger trips well above what existed on the U.S. 36 corridor bus routes prior to the start of the BRT service.

 

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1 Year Anniversary of CTfastrak Shows Success of Busway System

 

FOX 61

March 28, 2016

 

HARTFORD, Connecticut – Many were opposed to the $567 million CTfastrak project, which Gov. Dan Malloy says ended up costing less and attracting many more riders than anticipated. The system is already hitting numbers initially projected to be 14 years down the road.

 

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MAX Bus Rapid Transit Service Celebrates 10th Birthday in Kansas City

 

Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

July 23, 2015

 

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Born at 5:02 a.m. on July 24, 2005, the MAX bus rapid transit service came to life on Kansas City’s Main Street corridor between downtown and the Country Club Plaza. Ten years later, MAX – short for Metro Area Express – is still going strong. There have been more than 13 million boardings on Main Street MAX since it started operating in 2005. Ridership on Main Street MAX last year was 43 percent higher than it was in MAX’s first full year of operation in 2006.

 

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1 Year Later, $40M Silver Line Attracts Riders as Future Remains a Guessing Game

 

MLive

August 30, 2015

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – Figures show Rapid drivers gave nearly 56,000 rides per month on the [Silver Line] route, which cuts through downtown Grand Rapids and the city's Medical Mile before heading to the suburbs of Wyoming and Kentwood.

 

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Early MAX Ridership Figures Encouraging

 

BizWest

May 30, 2014

 

FORT COLLINS, Colorado – This bus is unlike any the city ever has run. Tickets are purchased at special kiosks; cyclists hang their bikes on the side, and the vehicle itself runs up and down a dedicated guideway. Transfort officials say it has opened public transportation to previously untapped demographics, such as the elderly.

 

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Example U.S. City BRT Systems
  • Grand Rapids Silver Line
    Grand Rapids Silver Line
  • Grand Rapids Silver Line
    Grand Rapids Silver Line
    The Silver Line in Grand Rapids is like a light rail system on wheels, transporting commuters north and south on Division Avenue from 60th Street to Michigan Street, looping through the busiest part of Downtown Grand Rapids while stopping at 34 designated stations. The Silver Line offers seamless connections to many existing Rapid routes.
    Learn More
  • CTfastrak
    CTfastrak
  • CTfastrak
    CTfastrak
    CTfastrak is Connecticut’s first BRT system. It is a system of bus routes that utilize a bus-only roadway for all or a portion of your trip. CTfastrak routes are integrated with the CTtransit system, making it easy to connect, transfer and pay fares.
    Learn More
  • San Diego SuperLoop
    San Diego SuperLoop
  • San Diego SuperLoop
    San Diego SuperLoop
    The SuperLoop Rapid provides frequent, high-speed service, and innovative vehicle amenities within the North University City area of San Diego. Each uniquely branded station includes a shelter, seating, low-power lighting, and electronic signage indicating the arrival of the next vehicle. Many shelters include lean rails or seat walls. SuperLoop Rapid vehicles incorporate transit signal priority so they move through traffic more efficiently and maintain schedule reliability.
    Learn More
  • Cleveland HealthLine
    Cleveland HealthLine
  • Cleveland HealthLine
    Cleveland HealthLine
    The HealthLine BRT system serves the Euclid Corridor, connecting the two largest regional employment areas: Downtown and University Circle. The HealthLine is sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, two world-class medical centers and major employers on Euclid Avenue. The HealthLine was named the “Best Bus Rapid Transit in North America” by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, and was recognized for having the best return on investment for a transit project, regardless of mode, in the country. The HealthLine delivered more than $6.3 billion in economic development along the Euclid Corridor – $114 gained for every dollar spent on creating and launching the new service.
    Learn More
  • Kansas City MAX
    Kansas City MAX
  • Kansas City MAX
    Kansas City MAX
    The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority implemented its first BRT line, called the Metro Area Express, or MAX, in July 2005. MAX was an instant success, with ridership in this corridor increasing more than 50 percent. MAX is a 6-mile linear route linking the vibrant River Market, downtown, Union Station, Crown Center and Plaza. Dedicated lanes help give MAX vehicles a rapid, smooth ride, and priority traffic signalization holds a green light longer to keep MAX on schedule. Limited stops mean that MAX can keep moving to key destinations. A unique identity was created for MAX, including unique vehicles and easily identifiable “stations,” not “stops.”
    Learn More
  • Chicago Loop Link
    Chicago Loop Link
  • Chicago Loop Link
    Chicago Loop Link
    Loop Link is a modern transportation upgrade on Washington, Madison, Clinton and Canal that moves people efficiently through the Loop while improving connections between Chicago’s neighborhoods and the jobs and attractions of the central business district.
    Learn More
  • Fort Collins MAX
    Fort Collins MAX
  • Fort Collins MAX
    Fort Collins MAX
    MAX BRT serves major activity and employment centers throughout Fort Collins, Colorado, including Midtown, Colorado State University and Downtown. MAX links with other bus routes, park-and-rides, the city's bicycle-pedestrian trail system, and other local and regional transit routes to provide seamless service for passengers. MAX follows a dedicated transit-only guideway (its own road) and mixed-traffic streets, and it is served by 12 stations and stops.
    Learn More
  • Kansas City Troost MAX
    Kansas City Troost MAX
  • Kansas City Troost MAX
    Kansas City Troost MAX
    Troost MAX travels from downtown Kansas City to the Crossroads district, Hospital Hill and south along Troost to Bannister. Troost MAX offers local service south of 75th Street. For the first time, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority has commissioned original public art at prominent locations along Troost MAX. Artists drew upon community input and local history to create interesting and compelling works. MAX stations are well-lit and feature a distinctive, easily identifiable information marker, and a specially designed passenger shelter. Riders have instant and constantly updated access to exact arrival times through GPS technology and real-time signs at MAX stations.
    Learn More
  • Colorado VelociRFTA
    Colorado VelociRFTA
  • Colorado VelociRFTA
    Colorado VelociRFTA
    VelociRFTA BRT is the first rural bus rapid transit system in the nation, located in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. This service gives its community urban convenience in a rural area. Riders can travel to/from Aspen and Glenwood Springs in about one hour – that’s the same as a car. Several technologies enhance riders’ experience including free Wi-Fi at the VelociRFTA stations and on buses. “Next bus” signs at stations tell riders when the next bus will be arriving, and when riders use the ticket vending machines at VelociRAFTA stations, they receive a discount over purchasing tickets with cash.
    Learn More
In the News Example U.S. City BRT Systems
In the News Example U.S. City BRT Systems

Ridership Surges on Omnitrans sbX and Freeway Route in 2016

 

Omnitrans

January 25, 2017

 

San Bernardino, California – Ridership on the Omnitrans sbX bus rapid transit line in San Bernardino and Loma Linda jumped 22% in 2016 while daily ridership on freeway express Route 290 nearly doubled.

 

In the News

Jobs Doubled Along Euclid Avenue After Completion of HealthLine: CSU Study

 

The Plain Dealer

January 24, 2017

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The number of jobs nearly doubled along Euclid Avenue following completion of the bus rapid transit HealthLine in 2008, according a new study released by the Center for Population Dynamics at Cleveland State University.

 

RTD’s Flatiron Flyer Already Shows a Ridership Increase of 45 Percent

 

Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation

April 4, 2016

 

Denver, Colorado – The Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) Flatiron Flyer bus rapid transit (BRT) services’ first three months of operation showed passenger trips well above what existed on the U.S. 36 corridor bus routes prior to the start of the BRT service.

 

1 Year Anniversary of CTfastrak Shows Success of Busway System

 

FOX 61

March 28, 2016

 

HARTFORD, Connecticut – Many were opposed to the $567 million CTfastrak project, which Gov. Dan Malloy says ended up costing less and attracting many more riders than anticipated. The system is already hitting numbers initially projected to be 14 years down the road.

 

MAX Bus Rapid Transit Service Celebrates 10th Birthday in Kansas City

 

Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

July 23, 2015

 

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Born at 5:02 a.m. on July 24, 2005, the MAX bus rapid transit service came to life on Kansas City’s Main Street corridor between downtown and the Country Club Plaza. Ten years later, MAX – short for Metro Area Express – is still going strong. There have been more than 13 million boardings on Main Street MAX since it started operating in 2005. Ridership on Main Street MAX last year was 43 percent higher than it was in MAX’s first full year of operation in 2006.

 

1 Year Later, $40M Silver Line Attracts Riders as Future Remains a Guessing Game

 

MLive

August 30, 2015

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – Figures show Rapid drivers gave nearly 56,000 rides per month on the [Silver Line] route, which cuts through downtown Grand Rapids and the city's Medical Mile before heading to the suburbs of Wyoming and Kentwood.

 

Early MAX Ridership Figures Encouraging

 

BizWest

May 30, 2014

 

FORT COLLINS, Colorado – This bus is unlike any the city ever has run. Tickets are purchased at special kiosks; cyclists hang their bikes on the side, and the vehicle itself runs up and down a dedicated guideway. Transfort officials say it has opened public transportation to previously untapped demographics, such as the elderly.

 

Example U.S. City BRT Systems

  • Grand Rapids Silver Line
    Grand Rapids Silver Line
  • Grand Rapids Silver Line
    Grand Rapids Silver Line
    The Silver Line in Grand Rapids is like a light rail system on wheels, transporting commuters north and south on Division Avenue from 60th Street to Michigan Street, looping through the busiest part of Downtown Grand Rapids while stopping at 34 designated stations. The Silver Line offers seamless connections to many existing Rapid routes.
    Learn More
  • CTfastrak
    CTfastrak
  • CTfastrak
    CTfastrak
    CTfastrak is Connecticut’s first BRT system. It is a system of bus routes that utilize a bus-only roadway for all or a portion of your trip. CTfastrak routes are integrated with the CTtransit system, making it easy to connect, transfer and pay fares.
    Learn More
  • San Diego SuperLoop
    San Diego SuperLoop
  • San Diego SuperLoop
    San Diego SuperLoop
    The SuperLoop Rapid provides frequent, high-speed service, and innovative vehicle amenities within the North University City area of San Diego. Each uniquely branded station includes a shelter, seating, low-power lighting, and electronic signage indicating the arrival of the next vehicle. Many shelters include lean rails or seat walls. SuperLoop Rapid vehicles incorporate transit signal priority so they move through traffic more efficiently and maintain schedule reliability.
    Learn More
  • Cleveland HealthLine
    Cleveland HealthLine
  • Cleveland HealthLine
    Cleveland HealthLine
    The HealthLine BRT system serves the Euclid Corridor, connecting the two largest regional employment areas: Downtown and University Circle. The HealthLine is sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, two world-class medical centers and major employers on Euclid Avenue. The HealthLine was named the “Best Bus Rapid Transit in North America” by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, and was recognized for having the best return on investment for a transit project, regardless of mode, in the country. The HealthLine delivered more than $6.3 billion in economic development along the Euclid Corridor – $114 gained for every dollar spent on creating and launching the new service.
    Learn More
  • Kansas City MAX
    Kansas City MAX
  • Kansas City MAX
    Kansas City MAX
    The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority implemented its first BRT line, called the Metro Area Express, or MAX, in July 2005. MAX was an instant success, with ridership in this corridor increasing more than 50 percent. MAX is a 6-mile linear route linking the vibrant River Market, downtown, Union Station, Crown Center and Plaza. Dedicated lanes help give MAX vehicles a rapid, smooth ride, and priority traffic signalization holds a green light longer to keep MAX on schedule. Limited stops mean that MAX can keep moving to key destinations. A unique identity was created for MAX, including unique vehicles and easily identifiable “stations,” not “stops.”
    Learn More
  • Chicago Loop Link
    Chicago Loop Link
  • Chicago Loop Link
    Chicago Loop Link
    Loop Link is a modern transportation upgrade on Washington, Madison, Clinton and Canal that moves people efficiently through the Loop while improving connections between Chicago’s neighborhoods and the jobs and attractions of the central business district.
    Learn More
  • Fort Collins MAX
    Fort Collins MAX
  • Fort Collins MAX
    Fort Collins MAX
    MAX BRT serves major activity and employment centers throughout Fort Collins, Colorado, including Midtown, Colorado State University and Downtown. MAX links with other bus routes, park-and-rides, the city's bicycle-pedestrian trail system, and other local and regional transit routes to provide seamless service for passengers. MAX follows a dedicated transit-only guideway (its own road) and mixed-traffic streets, and it is served by 12 stations and stops.
    Learn More
  • Kansas City Troost MAX
    Kansas City Troost MAX
  • Kansas City Troost MAX
    Kansas City Troost MAX
    Troost MAX travels from downtown Kansas City to the Crossroads district, Hospital Hill and south along Troost to Bannister. Troost MAX offers local service south of 75th Street. For the first time, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority has commissioned original public art at prominent locations along Troost MAX. Artists drew upon community input and local history to create interesting and compelling works. MAX stations are well-lit and feature a distinctive, easily identifiable information marker, and a specially designed passenger shelter. Riders have instant and constantly updated access to exact arrival times through GPS technology and real-time signs at MAX stations.
    Learn More
  • Colorado VelociRFTA
    Colorado VelociRFTA
  • Colorado VelociRFTA
    Colorado VelociRFTA
    VelociRFTA BRT is the first rural bus rapid transit system in the nation, located in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. This service gives its community urban convenience in a rural area. Riders can travel to/from Aspen and Glenwood Springs in about one hour – that’s the same as a car. Several technologies enhance riders’ experience including free Wi-Fi at the VelociRFTA stations and on buses. “Next bus” signs at stations tell riders when the next bus will be arriving, and when riders use the ticket vending machines at VelociRAFTA stations, they receive a discount over purchasing tickets with cash.
    Learn More

BRT in Other Cities