As cities across the country address growing demand for transit services, Bus Rapid Transit systems have been implemented in small and large cities. Below is a list of just a few U.S. cities that have launched BRT systems.
Jacksonville Florida’s First Coast Flyer
With the completion of its East Corridor Red Line in 2018, Jacksonville, Florida will be home to the southeast’s largest BRT system. When completed, the First Coast Flyer will connect 57 miles of destination travel downtown and throughout Jacksonville. According to the city, the Flyer will be an essential part of a streamlined transit system as Northeast Florida grows.
Learn more about the First Coast Flyer here.
Eugene, Oregon’s Emerald Express
Eugene Oregon’s Emerald Express was one of the first BRT systems in the country when it opened its first Green Line in early 2007. The 4-mile long line connected downtown Springfield to downtown Eugene. Each year, more than 2 million people use the city’s BRT system.
Learn more about the Emerald Express here.
Fort Collins, Colorado’s MAX BRT
MAX is the five-mile BRT system that connects destinations throughout Fort Collins along the Mason Corridor. Launched in 2014, MAX increased ridership 75 percent over the routes it replaced within the first six months of operation.
Learn more about Fort Collins’s MAX here.
Cleveland, Ohio’s Healthline
Launched in 2008, Cleveland’s Healthline replaced 108 bus stops with 36 conveniently spaced stations and reduced travel time from 40 minutes to 28. The city’s first BRT system connects the two largest regional employment areas, Downtown and University Circle. Healthline was named ‘Best’ Bus Rapid Transit in North America by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy in 2013.
Learn more about Cleveland’s Healthline here.
Grand Rapids, Michigan’s Silver Line
Grand Rapids launched its 9.6-mile long Silver Line in 2014. The system serves 2,300 customers per day. The route is part of the rapid transit network in the Grand Rapids metro area. It is the first BRT service in the state of Michigan.
Learn more about Grand Rapids’ Silver Line here.