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List of bus rapid transit systems in North America

There are a number of bus rapid transit systems in North America, with some of their technical details listed below.

The tables below are incomplete. Mouse-over column titles to see expansions of the abbreviations, or see the notes below.

Canada

Canada
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
priority
Pre-
pay9
Notes
Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Brampton, Ontario:
Züm
X X X X Phase 1 rollout from September 2010 to September 2012
Calgary, Alberta:
Calgary Transit
X X X X New BRT Line Planned for Southeast Calgary Coming in 2009
Durham Region, Ontario:
DRT Pulse
X X
Gatineau, Quebec:
Rapibus
X X Dedicated busway under construction.
Halifax, Nova Scotia:
MetroLink
X X X
Kelowna, British Columbia:
RapidBus
See Note X X X RapidBus bypass queue for crossing William R. Bennett Bridge by utilizing Westside Road Interchange in West Kelowna.
Mississauga, Ontario:
MiExpress
X See Note X X X See Note Mississauga Transitway under construction.
Traffic light priority currently applied in 403/Erin Mills interchange.
Rathburn bus lanes deferred until construction of Hurontario-Main Street LRT.
Current MiWay routes: 21, 107, 109, 110. Current GO Transit routes: 19, 25, 29, 45, 46, 47
Mississauga, Ontario:
GO Transit
Montreal, Quebec:
STM BRT
X X
Niagara Falls, Ontario:
WEGO
X X
Ottawa, Ontario:
OC Transpo
X X X X X See Note Ottawa Transitway. Note: Traffic Lights are controlled with sensors in the ground. If a bus is over a sensor, the light will switch to let the bus get priority.[1]
Quebec City, Québec:
Métrobus
X X X X Métrobus routes 800, 801, 802.
Saint John, New Brunswick:
ComeX
X
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan:
DART
X
Toronto, Ontario:
Toronto Transit Commission
X X X X X X York University Busway; Opened November 2009.
Vancouver, British Columbia:
B-Line
See Note X 98 B-Line only X X Until April 2006, #98 B-Line had busway for part of Richmond leg of route
Waterloo Region, Ontario:
iXpress
X X X
Winnipeg, Manitoba:
Winnipeg RT
X See Note X X X Will use the Graham Transit Mall and dedicated busway Southwest Transitway (Winnipeg).
York Region, Ontario:
Viva
See Note X X X X Dedicated busways under construction as part of Viva's Phase 2 expansion, with 3.5 km busway and 2.4km of bus lane currently in use.

Guatemala

Guatemala
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
priority
Pre-
pay9
Notes
Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Guatemala City:
Transmetro

Mexico

Mexico
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
priority
Pre-
pay9
Notes
Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
León, Guanajuato:
Optibus Optibus - Sistema Integrado de Transporte(SIT)
X X X
Mexico City, Federal District:
Metrobús
X X two-part Phase I under construction; Phase II planned
Guadalajara, Jalisco:
Macrobús
X X two-part Phase I under construction; Phase II planned
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon:
Ecovia and Transmetro
X X two-part Phase I under construction; Phase II planned
Puebla, Puebla:
Metrobus
X X two-part Phase I under construction

United States

United States
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
priority
Pre-
pay9
Notes
Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Albuquerque, New Mexico:
ABQ RIDE
X X Rapid Ride
Boston, Massachusetts:
MBTA Bus
X X Silver Line: Phase I uses street lanes, Phase II (tunnel and street) dual mode bus to airport, and Phase III (tunnel—future)
Chicago, Illinois:
X McCormick Place Busway; dedicated route between downtown and McCormick Place Convention Center along the side of active railroad for the use of charter buses for conventions. Planned expansion of BRT around the city that will include dedicated rights-of-way, traffic light priority, and limited stops.
Cincinnati, Ohio:
Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority Metro, Metro*PLUS
X Limited stop service with upgraded stops and new stations with real time information at major stops
Cleveland, Ohio:
HealthLine
X X X X dedicated lanes from Public Square to East Cleveland
Dallas, Texas:
DART
X X
Denver, Colorado:
Regional Transportation District
X X X X X U.S. 36 Bus Rapid Transit; Current express bus service between Denver and Boulder being upgraded along U.S. Route 36. Branded the "Flatiron Flyer," the line will include slip-ramps(platform-level boarding), ticket vending machines and managed lanes(part-time exclusive highway lanes); other lines are being considered in the region.
Eugene, Oregon:
Emerald Express (EmX)
X X X
Fort Collins, Colorado:
MAX
X X Premiered May 10, 2014 with free service until August 23, 2014.
Honolulu, Hawaii:
TheBus Express!
X
Houston, Texas:
(HOV system)
X X reversible HOV lanes in 6 corridors with direct ramps to park-and-ride lots, transit centers and Downtown streets. Frequent express bus service using dedicated fleet.
Kansas City, Missouri:
Metro Area Express (MAX)
X X X
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Metropolitan Area Express (MAX)
X X X X
Los Angeles, California:
El Monte Busway
X X X HOV 3+ lane on freeway and on separate right of way, has three rail-like stations
Los Angeles, California:
Metro Orange Line
X X X busway in old railroad corridor with at-grade crossings
Los Angeles, California:
Harbor Transitway
X X X X innermost lanes on freeway – HOV 2+, have rail-like stations and portions of route separate from freeway running elevated, and on-street bus lanes in Downtown Los Angeles used by Harbor Transitway routes
Los Angeles, California:
Metro Rapid
X X X Only exclusive lanes are a 1.5 mile section of Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles
Mesa, Arizona:
Valley METROLink
X Starts December 2008
Miami, Florida:
[1]
X
Milwaukee:
MCTS MetroXpress
X
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN:
University of Minnesota transit
X X X at-grade crossings on busway have flashing stop signs, plus a few priority traffic lights at St. Paul end
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN:
Metro Transit, others
X X X X limited-stop/express buses run in rush hours, also queue-jump lanes for ramp meters, Northwest Corridor busway w/pre-ticketing planned
New York, New York:
MTA Regional Bus (New York City Bus)
X X X X Select Bus Service: Dedicated lanes along Fordham Road and 207 Street. Requires payment before boarding. One route currently in service; 3 more to be implemented between 2009 and 2011.
Oakland, California:
AC Transit Rapid Bus 1R and 72R
X X X includes NextBus dynamic message signs
Orlando, Florida:
Lynx Lymmo
X
Phoenix, Arizona:
RAPID
X X weekday rush hours only
Upper Darby to Ardmore, Pennsylvania:
Ardmore Busway
X converted Red Arrow trolley right-of-way, private SEPTA bus road for the 'Route 103' bus to Ardmore from 69th Street Terminal
Providence, Rhode Island:
East Side Bus Tunnel
X converted trolley tunnel, built 1912, used solely by four bus lines and one rubber-tired "trolley" line, running under College Hill and the Rhode Island School of Design
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Busway System
X
San Bernardino, California:
San Bernardino Express (sbX)
X X X X dedicated lanes from Baseline (Just north of Downtown) to Hospitality Lane.
San Francisco, San Rafael, Novato, and Sonoma County:
Golden Gate Transit Route 101[2]
X X Route operates as a complement to local Route 80. Operates effective June 15, 2009 as a weekday-only service, and it will use the HOV lanes along U.S. Highway 101 in Marin County between San Francisco and Santa Rosa.
San Jose, California:
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority: Rapid 522
X X
Seattle, Washington:
Downtown Seattle Bus Tunnel
X downtown tunnel and busway continuing south
Stockton, California:
San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD)
X X X Metro Express service operates along a four-mile corridor through Stockton to the Downtown Transit Center.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ City of Ottawa - Signal Priority
  2. ^ New Route 101 Express

1 Ded.: Dedicated busway or tunnel
2 Excl. hwy: Exclusive highway lanes
3 Excl. street: Exclusive on-street lanes
4 Excl. part: Part-time exclusive lanes
5 Bypass: No exclusive lanes but heavy intersection bypass lanes
6 Shoulder: Buses can use hard shoulders in congestion
7 HOV: High-occupancy vehicle (carpool) lanes can be used (common)
8 Ltd. stop: System includes limited stop/express routes (includes conventional bus lines, common)
9 Pre-pay: Payment is made before boarding

External links

  • Recapturing Global Leadership in Bus Rapid Transit - A Survey of Select U.S. Cities (available for download in pdf) Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (May 2011)
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