Ridden a city bus recently? Well, BRT is changing things

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.
Livermore, Calif.
Orange, Calif.

Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Flagstaff, Ariz.

Provo, Utah
San Diego
San Francisco

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