Bus Rapid Transit

LRN LRTvBRT cost per p m 2013

LRT beats BRT on key metrics: FTA

For several decades, U.S. proponents of “bus rapid transit” (so-called BRT) have waged a veritable war against light rail transit (LRT), relying particularly on a claim that BRT is “just like light rail, but cheaper.”

LRT conversion for LA Orange Line?

Pending a signature from California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on a legislative bill, Los Angeles will be cleared to convert its Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line to a light rail transit (LRT) operation in the future, reversing a longstanding prohibition and, perhaps, signaling to other U.S. locations that BRT’s benefits are, at best, limited when measured against comparable LRT operation.

Ground broken for Kansas City streetcar

Pro-rail advocates and officials gathered Thursday, May 22, 2014 for a groundbreaking ceremony for Kansas City’s 2.2-mile streetcar, with a target completion of construction sometime next year.

Waterloo Region weighs LRT for Cambridge

Region of Waterloo officials in Ontario, moving beyond a current plan to divide public transportation development into light rail transit (LRT) and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), have begun moving ahead to extend LRT for the entire service area.

KC OKs more streetcars, minus a neighborhood

A conceptual plan for streetcar extensions totaling almost eight miles was given the go-ahead Thursday, March 27, 2014, by the Kansas City city council, with a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) element also approved.

Portland, Ore. suburb spurns LRT

Tigard, Ore., voters appear to have approved Ballot Measure 34-210, which specifically rejects any effort by TriMet to extend MAX light rail transit into the community.