Bus Rapid Transit 101
What is BRT?
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high capacity bus service that operates throughout the day on major roads with a focus on improved speed, reliability, convenience and overall transit experience. Some of the elements found in BRT systems include enhanced stations, custom buses, advanced fare collection, unique branding, dedicated lanes and transit spot improvements (such as queue jump lanes and transit signal priority).
Elements of BRT
BRT is part of our commitment to you in the Transportation 2050 plan.
Expands mobility choices to help keep pace with region's growing transportation needs. For more information on regional efforts visit
Maricopa Association of Governments.
Improves speed and reliability of existing transit network in Phoenix.
Assists riders traveling across Phoenix and connecting to other cities.
How is BRT Different from RAPID/Express?