What is BRT?
What is Bus Rapid Transit?
Cities around the country are launching BRT systems to improve transit reliability, shorten travel times, reduce congestion, and support economic development.
A Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is a high-quality bus-based transit system that delivers fast, comfortable, and cost-effective service with a high-level of capacity.
This is done through the use of specialized lanes, dedicated boarding stations, off-board fare collection, and fast and frequent operations.
BRT in Madison Features:
- Operates approximately every 15 minutes for most of the day, with service on weekends
- Less frequent stops
- Dedicated lanes to allow vehicles to stay on schedule and move efficiently through through traffic
- Traffic signal priority intersections allowing buses to trigger green lights to stay on schedule and reduce travel time
- Articulated buses that hold more passengers
- High quality boarding stations with real-time information, covered seating, bicycle access and enhanced pedestrian crossings
- Will work together with Metro's current system to create fast and efficient connections throughout the region