Phoenix Bus Rapid Transit Program
In 2015, Phoenix voters approved Proposition 104, creating the 35-year street and transit plan known as Transportation 2050 or T2050. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) was identified as a key component of T2050 to continue expanding our city's high capacity transit network.
As a new transit option for Phoenix, BRT will transform and improve transit speed, reliability and overall rider experience. Phoenix BRT will be developed based on where current and future transit ridership shows the most need and lots of community input.
What is happening now?
At the direction of Phoenix's Citizens Transportation Commission and City Council, the first effort of the BRT program is to reevaluate the corridors in the T2050 plan and identify other potential corridors for consideration.
Utilizing recent data, this evaluation considered many factors including demographic and socioeconomic data, transit performance and forecasted ridership. The outcome yielded the following six potential candidates for Phoenix BRT corridors.
Camelback Road and 24th Street
Indian School Road and 24th Street
Thomas Road and 44th Street
McDowell Road and 44th Street
19th Avenue and Van Buren Street
35th Avenue and Van Buren Street
Phoenix BRT Potential Corridor Maps (PDF)
The next step is public education and outreach along the six potential corridors with the goal of identifying a foundation network, consisting of three corridors.