While Greater Boston had seen BRT proposals in the past, there had never been a technical analysis of whether and how it might serve the entire area. With technical analysis from ITDP, the Study Group posed for the first time whether BRT is right for Greater Boston, and if so, where it makes the most sense.

Greater Boston Bus Rapid Transit Study Group:

Eric Bourassa, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Rick Dimino, A Better City

Jackie Douglas, LivableStreets Alliance

Ben Forman, MassINC

Chris Hart, Institute for Human Centered Design

Melissa Jones, Boston LISC

Malia Lazu, Future Boston

David Lee, Stull & Lee Inc., Architecture and Planning

Bill Lyons, Urban Land Institute of Boston

Tom Nally, A Better City

David Price, Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation

Jessica Robertson, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Paul Schimek, TranSystems

Darnell Williams, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

Chris Zegras, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Technical support:

The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy

Project Facilitation:

The Consensus Building Institute

The BRT Study Group was convened and funded by:

The Barr Foundation

The Barr Foundation supported the Greater Boston BRT Study Group as part of its climate program, acknowledging that any serious efforts to address climate change must include transportation.

For more information on the Barr Foundation or the Greater Boston BRT Study Group, contact Senior Program Officer for Climate Mary Skelton Roberts at