BRT FOR BOSTON
At its highest level, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) weaves together enclosed stations, exclusive lanes physically separated from traffic, pre-paid fare collection, smart use of real-time data, and beautiful design to rival the speed, capacity, and comfort of the best rail lines.
It’s been gaining momentum since the 1970s, nearly quadrupling worldwide in just the past 10 years, as its benefits are tested and proven. As BRT spreads globally, cities in the United States are looking to BRT to improve mobility and travel times, modernize transit systems, and spur development.
A study group of stakeholders in Greater Boston for the first time looked at how this novel mode of transit might benefit the entire metropolitan area, with technical support from the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy. The process concluded that there is significant potential for BRT in Boston, in at least 12 corridors throughout the area. The Study Group recommends 5 prime corridors to prioritize.
5 PRIME CORRIDORS FOR BRT IN GREATER BOSTON
Dudley to Downtown (Haymarket)
Harvard to Dudley
Readville to Forest Hills
Dudley to Mattapan
Sullivan to Ruggles
For more detail on the proposed BRT corridors, see The BRT Report.