Oakland for BRT





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Published on Apr 19, 2012

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BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) is a state of the art affordable transit system that offers the amenities of rail with the flexibility of a bus. Running in dedicated lanes that are free of traffic, and stopping at stations that are about 1/3 of a mile apart allows for fast, frequent and reliable transit service. The platform stations are level with the floor of the buses, eliminating the need for steps or wheelchair ramps and passengers can board through any door, which also speeds up boarding times.

The combined improvements create safer streets for bicyclists, pedestrians and even cars, and can lead to a 30% reduction in travel time for transit passengers, but most importantly, keeps transit running reliably every 5 minutes during peak hours.

The result is fast, frequent, and reliable transit that people can depend on."

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