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7 Basics of Bus Rapid Transit

Did you know that more than 160 cities in the world have some version of bus rapid transit (BRT)? And with Grand Rapids’ Silver Line BRT as the newest addition to this list, there’s a lot more to love about BRT systems than the convenience of a smooth and efficient ride.

Some of the most notable benefits of BRT include environment sustainability, transportation efficiency, and economic development. You may have noticed these aspects if you’ve had a chance to ride the Silver Line. This route features new Gillig hyrbid-electric BRT buses, as well as a number of other BRT basics to ensure increased travel efficiency throughout the corridor.

Let this infographic by CDM Smith guide you through the 7 basics of bus rapid transit:



What’s your favorite element of BRT systems?

Written by The Rapid

The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. It is organized and operates under Michigan Public Act 196 of 1986.