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Bus rapid transit (BRT) systems are transforming the experience of riding public transit buses in communities across the US. These systems often use dedicated, or priority, lanes, smoother-riding biarticulated vehicles with low floors, traffic-signal manipulation technology, designated stations, and hybrid-electric or clean-diesel engines. According to Metro Magazine (which "has served the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century"), BRT systems are scheduled to open this year in three communities – Cleveland; Escondido, Calif.; and West Valley City, Utah – with others soon to sprout across the country, especially in Western states. BRT systems slated to open over the next three years, with the year in each case from a Metro Magazine survey:
Kansas City, Mo.
Altamonte Springs, Fla.