Category Archives: Rapid Transit Bus Types

Bus Shopping

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Parsons Brinkerhoff (the agency that advises the FTA and regional planners) recommends upgrading the "old" Rapid Ride buses.

Watch their slideshow of new Rapid Transit buses.  Henke

Center Lanes

Do Center Lanes Matter? Planners argue that center bus lanes are required for the A.R.T. project. The go to model -- Cleveland -- does not have center lanes on the whole route. Countries where center lanes dominate usually have very wide roadways. Some board the passengers from a walkway above the roadway like the picture.…
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Can A.R.T. fit on Central?

Planners contend A.R.T. must run in dedicated lanes down the middle of Central Avenue. It seems like the planners made that decision before measuring the width of the street.