Implementing Houston’s First Bus Rapid Transit System

The Uptown Houston district, containing a high concentration of jobs, retail operations, and office space, is served by a road network that is at capacity. Rather than widening roads, planners determined that a bus rapid transit (BRT) system would be the most cost effective means of addressing transportation needs while not adding to traffic congestion and air pollution. BRT will leverage HOV lanes, park-and-ride lots, and existing suburban bus routes. The BRT project will include a transit corridor within the median of a major boulevard, new bus stations, articulated buses, six-minute headways during peak hours, off-board fare collection and other features. This project demonstrates how high capacity transit can address a variety of transportation problems.


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  • Accession Number: 01633511
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 2017 10:44AM