Bus Rapid Transit

Faster, More Convenient Transit:
An exciting new way to get around town

What is BRT?

Bus Rapid Transit  brings faster-than-ever service to major corridors that would significantly reduce travel times, benefiting multiple areas across the region. BRT combines limited stops (stops every ½-mile to 1-mile instead of every few hundred feet), dedicated bus lanes, off-board fare payment, raised platform bus stations, smart traffic signals, and larger buses to save substantial amount of travel time.  

• BRT operates 50% of its route in designated bus-only-lanes.
• Frequent, regular service (every 12-15 minutes)
• Stops spaced further apart for faster travel times
• Designated shelters and stations
• Traffic signal priority
• Larger vehicles
• Off board fare payment
• More amenities: comfortable seats, Wi-Fi, real-time screens

Where would Cincinnati BRT go?

Reinventing Metro will implement BRT on 2 of the following 4 possible corridors:

1.     Glenway Ave
2.     Hamilton Ave
3.     Montgomery Rd
4.      Reading Rd

Where does BRT already exist?

Examples can be found nearby in Cleveland, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh, as well as in Boston, Houston, Minneapolis, Hartford and Las Vegas and many others. A new BRT system will soon debut in Milwaukee.

How does BRT benefit the economy?

These systems are proven drivers of economic development with Cleveland's HealthLine responsible for $6.3 billion in economic development.