Bus Rapid Transit (BRT):
Bus Rapid Transit is an innovative, high capacity, lower cost public
transit solution that can significantly improve urban mobility. This
permanent, integrated system uses buses or specialized vehicles
on roadways or dedicated lanes to quickly and efficiently transport
passengers to their destinations, while offering the flexibility to
meet transit demand. BRT systems can easily be customized to
community needs and incorporate state-of-the-art, low-cost
technologies that result in more passengers and less congestion.
(National Bus Rapid Transit Institute).
There is currently a large amount of transit service on Broad Street,
equaling over 700 vehicles traveling on that corridor a day (50
vehicles per hour one way). This large number of vehicles is creating
bottlenecking and inefficiencies in the service GRTC provides, and
resulting in an increase of customer complaints etc.