|Bus Rapid Transit|
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The CCT has selected BRT as the mode for operation. Many people may be wondering, "What is BRT?" BRT stands for Bus Rapid Transit. BRT is a modern, permanent mode of transportation that combines features of both a bus system and a light rail system. Like a light rail system, BRT vehicles utilize dedicated lanes but can leave the dedicated lanes to serve local destinations as needed. However, BRT uses vehicles with rubber tires on a dedicated paved surface rather than steel wheels on steel rail. BRT also has the option to travel on local roadways. The benefit of a BRT system over a LRT system is that you still get the modern technology and design, which improve the overall experience of the rider, but at a lower cost and quicker construction time.
BRT systems have been successfully implemented in Cleveland, Los Angeles, Boston, Eugene and many cities in the U.S. and abroad. The CCT would be built as an entirely separate dedicated roadway facility. Low floor vehicles with level boarding is another characteristic of a BRT system. This provides for reduced boarding time as well as providing more comfortable and convenient access for people with disabilities.
BRT Running Ways
Below are renderings of the types of stations for the CCT and what they could look like.
BRT in Action