List of bus rapid transit systems in the Americas

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There are a number of bus rapid transit systems in the Americas, with some of their technical details listed below.

The tables below are incomplete. Mouse-over column titles to see expansions of the abbreviations, or see the notes below.

1 Ded.: Dedicated busway or tunnel
2 Excl. hwy: Exclusive highway lanes
3 Excl. street: Exclusive on-street lanes
4 Excl. part: Part-time exclusive lanes
5 Bypass: No exclusive lanes but heavy intersection bypass lanes
6 Shoulder: Buses can use hard shoulders in congestion
7 HOV: High-occupancy vehicle (carpool) lanes can be used
8 Ltd. stop: System includes limited stop/express routes (includes conventional bus lines)
9 Pre-pay: Payment is made before boarding

Canada[edit]

Canada
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stop8
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
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street3
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part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Brampton, Ontario:
Züm
X X X X Phase 1 rollout from September 2010 to September 2012
Calgary, Alberta:
Calgary Transit
X X X X
Durham Region, Ontario:
DRT Pulse
X X
Gatineau, Quebec:
Rapibus
X X
Halifax, Nova Scotia:
MetroLink
X X X
Kelowna, British Columbia:
RapidBus
See Note X X X RapidBus bypass queue for crossing William R. Bennett Bridge by utilizing Westside Road Interchange in West Kelowna.
Mississauga, Ontario:
MiExpress
X See Note X X X See Note Mississauga Transitway.
Traffic light priority currently applied in 403/Erin Mills interchange.
Rathburn bus lanes deferred until construction of Hurontario LRT.
Current MiWay routes: 21, 107, 109, 110. Current GO Transit routes: 19, 25, 29, 45, 46, 47
Mississauga, Ontario:
GO Transit
Montreal, Quebec:
STM BRT
X X
Niagara Falls, Ontario:
WEGO
X X
Ottawa, Ontario:
OC Transpo
X X X X X See Note Ottawa Transitway. Note: Traffic Lights are controlled with sensors in the ground. If a bus is over a sensor, the light will switch to let the bus get priority.[1]
Quebec City, Québec:
Métrobus
X X X X Métrobus routes 800, 801, 802, 803, 804, 807.
Saint John, New Brunswick:
ComeX
X
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan:
DART
X X Construction set to commence 2022[2]
Toronto, Ontario:
Toronto Transit Commission
X X X X X X York University Busway; Opened November 2009.
Vancouver, British Columbia:
B-Line
See Note X 98 B-Line only X X Until April 2006, #98 B-Line had busway for part of Richmond leg of route
Waterloo Region, Ontario:
iXpress
X X X
Winnipeg, Manitoba:
Winnipeg RT
X X X X X Stage 2 under construction, to be open 2020.
York Region, Ontario:
Viva
See Note X X X X Dedicated busways under construction as part of Viva's Phase 2 expansion, with 3.5 km busway and 2.4 km of bus lane currently in use.

Guatemala[edit]

Guatemala
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
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street3
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Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Guatemala City:
Transmetro

Mexico[edit]

Mexico
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
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Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
León:
Optibus Optibus - Sistema Integrado de Transporte(SIT)
X X X
Mexico City:
Metrobús
X X two-part Phase I under construction; Phase II planned
Guadalajara:
Macrobús
X X two-part Phase I under construction; Phase II planned
Monterrey:
Ecovia and Transmetro
X X two-part Phase I under construction; Phase II planned
Puebla:
Metrobús
X X two-part Phase I under construction
Tijuana:
SITT
X

United States[edit]

California
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Ded.1 Excl.
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Los Angeles, California:
El Monte Busway
X X X HOV 3+ lane on freeway and on separate right of way, has three rail-like stations
Los Angeles, California:
Metro Orange Line
X X X busway in old railroad corridor with at-grade crossings
Los Angeles, California:
Harbor Transitway
X X X X innermost lanes on freeway – HOV 2+, have rail-like stations and portions of route separate from freeway running elevated, and on-street bus lanes in Downtown Los Angeles used by Harbor Transitway routes
Los Angeles, California:
Metro Rapid
X X X Only exclusive lanes are a 1.5 mile section of Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles
Oakland, California:
AC Transit Rapid Bus 1R and 72R
X X X includes NextBus dynamic message signs
San Bernardino, California:
San Bernardino Express (sbX)
X X X X dedicated lanes from Baseline (Just north of Downtown) to Hospitality Lane.
San Diego, California:
MTS Rapid
X MTS Rapid lines including Park Boulevard Busway for Mid-City Rapid and two dedicated center-of-freeway bus stations within I-15 at El Cajon Blvd and University Avenue.
San Francisco:
Geary Bus Rapid Transit and Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit
X X X Both projects under construction. Upgrades existing bus lines with dedicated on-street lanes for portions of the routes. Traffic signal priority is already deployed in the system.
San Francisco, San Rafael, Novato, and Sonoma County:
Golden Gate Transit Route 101[3]
X X Route operates as a complement to local Route 80. Operates effective June 15, 2009 as a weekday-only service, and it will use the HOV lanes along U.S. Highway 101 in Marin County between San Francisco and Santa Rosa.
San Jose, California:
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority: Rapid 522
X X
Stockton, California:
San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD)
X X X Metro Express service operates along a four-mile corridor through Stockton to the Downtown Transit Center.
Colorado
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
priority
Pre-
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Denver, Colorado:
Regional Transportation District
X X X X X U.S. 36 Bus Rapid Transit; Current express bus service between Denver and Boulder being upgraded along U.S. Route 36. Branded the "Flatiron Flyer," the line will include slip-ramps(platform-level boarding), ticket vending machines and managed lanes(part-time exclusive highway lanes); other lines are being considered in the region.
Fort Collins, Colorado:
MAX
X X Premiered May 10, 2014 with free service until August 23, 2014.
Connecticut
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Hartford-New Britain, Connecticut:
CTfastrak
X X X X Premiered March 28, 2015.
Florida
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Miami, Florida:
[1]
X
Orlando, Florida:
Lynx Lymmo
X
Hawaii
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
priority
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pay9
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Honolulu, Hawaii:
TheBus Express!
X
Illinois
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
priority
Pre-
pay9
Notes
Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Chicago, Illinois: McCormick Place Busway
X X Dedicated route between downtown and McCormick Place Convention Center along the side of active railroad for the use of charter buses for conventions. Planned expansion of BRT around the city that will include dedicated rights-of-way, traffic light priority, and limited stops.[citation needed]
Chicago, Illinois: Jeffery Jump (J14)
X X X Limited stop/express service between South Chicago and the Loop (downtown). First implementation of BRT/"BRT lite" as a prototype for later projects such as Loop Link (below).[4]
Chicago, Illinois: Loop Link
X X X Dedicated lanes along Madison and Washington in the Loop (downtown) For multiple routes, including the J14 BRT service. Uses stations with raised platforms and slated to include prepaid boarding in the future. Opened for service on 20 December 2015.[5]
Indiana
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
priority
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pay9
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Indianapolis, Indiana:
IndyGo
X X X X Phase 1 (Red Line) is scheduled to open by Late Summer 2019. Future expansion of BRT includes the Purple Line (scheduled to open in 2021) to connect the city of Lawrence, Indiana to Downtown Indianapolis; and the Blue Line (scheduled to open in late 2022) to connect the town of Cumberland, Indiana and the east side of Indianapolis, including Irvington, to Downtown Indianapolis as well as to the far west side, including Indianapolis International Airport and vicinity.
Massachusetts
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Boston, Massachusetts:
MBTA Bus
X X Silver Line: Phase I uses street lanes, Phase II (tunnel and street) dual mode bus to airport, and Phase III (tunnel—future)
Michigan
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
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Metro Detroit: SMART FAST X
Minnesota
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
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light
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN:
University of Minnesota transit
X X X at-grade crossings on busway have flashing stop signs, plus a few priority traffic lights at St. Paul end
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN:
Metro Transit, others
X X X X limited-stop/express buses run in rush hours, also queue-jump lanes for ramp meters, Northwest Corridor busway w/pre-ticketing planned
Missouri
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Kansas City, Missouri:
Metro Area Express (MAX)
X X X
Nevada
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
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light
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Metropolitan Area Express (MAX)
X X X X
Reno, Nevada:
RTC RAPID[6]
X X green lights extended for oncoming bus
New Mexico
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
priority
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pay9
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Albuquerque Rapid Transit
X X X X Albuquerque Rapid Transit
New York
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
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part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Albany, New York:
CDTA BusPlus
X X CDTA Route 905 along NYS Route 5 between downtown Albany and downtown Schenectady, began service April 2011
New York, New York:
MTA Regional Bus (New York City Bus)
X X X X Select Bus Service: Dedicated lanes along several streets. Requires payment before boarding. 17 routes currently in service.
Ohio
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
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light
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Cincinnati, Ohio:
Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority Metro, Metro*PLUS
X Limited stop service with upgraded stops and new stations with real time information at major stops
Columbus, Ohio:
Central Ohio Transit Authority CMAX
X X Limited stop service with upgraded stops and new stations with real time information at major stops. Signal priority on Cleveland Avenue during rush hour
Cleveland, Ohio:
HealthLine
X X X X dedicated lanes from Public Square to East Cleveland
Oregon
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
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part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Eugene, Oregon:
Emerald Express (EmX)
X X X
Pennsylvania
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Upper Darby to Ardmore, Pennsylvania:
Ardmore Busway
X converted Red Arrow trolley right-of-way, private SEPTA bus road for the 'Route 103' bus to Ardmore from 69th Street Terminal
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway, South Busway, and West Busway
X
Rhode Island
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
priority
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pay9
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Providence, Rhode Island:
East Side Bus Tunnel
X converted trolley tunnel, built 1912, used solely by four bus lines and one rubber-tired "trolley" line, running under College Hill and the Rhode Island School of Design
Texas
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
priority
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pay9
Notes
Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Austin, TX: Capital Metro MetroRapid X X X MetroRapid began service in 2014, with 89 stations combined for Routes 801&803, with new stations being added in late 2018. Has dedicated bus lanes through downtown.
Dallas, Texas:
DART
X X
El Paso, Texas:
Sun Metro Brio
X X X X 8.6 mile Mesa Corridor began operating in Fall of 2014, 14.5 mile Alameda Corridor is under construction and expected to open by Fall 2018, 10.2 Dyer Corridor is under construction and expected to open by December 2018, 16.8 mile Montana Corridor is in the design phase and expected to open by early 2020.
Houston, Texas:
(HOV system)
X X reversible HOV lanes in 6 corridors with direct ramps to park-and-ride lots, transit centers and Downtown streets. Frequent express bus service using dedicated fleet.
Virginia
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
priority
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pay9
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
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part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Alexandria, VA:
Metroway
X X X X Phase I Service began in fall of 2014. Portion of the route uses dedicated lanes in median of U.S. Route 1 Replaced WMATA 9S Route. Phase II opened in April 2016.
Richmond, Virginia: GRTC Pulse [2] X X X X X BRT system to commence construction in late 2015/early 2016; construction estimated to be completed by 2018
Washington
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
priority
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pay9
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Seattle:
SODO Busway
X 1.5 mile surface busway connecting in from the south to Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel
Seattle:
Sound Transit Express
X X Extensive HOV lane running with dedicated center-of-freeway bus stations at Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station, Yarrow Point Freeway Station, Evergreen Point Freeway Station, Rainier Station. Dedicated bus flyovers from freeway to transit center (or freeway integrated transit centers) at Federal Way, Bellevue, Lynnwood, Ash Way, Totem Lake, Eastgate, Mercer Island, Montlake, South Everett. Business Access-Transit lanes along most of SR-522 Seattle to Bothell.
Snohomish County:
Swift
X X X X X Shadowed by local route 101; connection to RapidRide E Line
Vancouver:
The Vine
X X X
Bellingham:
WTA Go Lines
X 15 minute service is offered during most of the day, every weekday. On some of the Go Lines, frequent service consists of a combination of several routes that run on the same corridor.
Wisconsin
Region/system Rights-of-way Ltd.
stop8
Traffic
light
priority
Pre-
pay9
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Ded.1 Excl.
hwy2
Excl.
street3
Excl.
part4
Bypass5 Shoulder6 HOV7
Milwaukee:
MCTS MetroXpress
X

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ City of Ottawa - Signal Priority Archived 2008-09-29 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ https://www.saskatoon.ca/engage/transit-plan
  3. ^ New Route 101 Express
  4. ^ "Jeffery Jump". Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved 2016-01-10.
  5. ^ "Loop Link". Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved 2016-01-10.
  6. ^ "RTC RAPID". RTC. Retrieved 14 September 2016.

1 Ded.: Dedicated busway or tunnel
2 Excl. hwy: Exclusive highway lanes
3 Excl. street: Exclusive on-street lanes
4 Excl. part: Part-time exclusive lanes
5 Bypass: No exclusive lanes but heavy intersection bypass lanes
6 Shoulder: Buses can use hard shoulders in congestion
7 HOV: High-occupancy vehicle (carpool) lanes can be used (common)
8 Ltd. stop: System includes limited stop/express routes (includes conventional bus lines, common)
9 Pre-pay: Payment is made before boarding

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