Bus rapid transit vehicleWhat 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

7 Basics of BRT