How Arterial Bus Rapid Transit (aBRT) Serves You Better

Rapid bus is faster:

  • Buses make fewer stops, getting you there faster

  • Ticket machines at stations means there’s no need to line up at the bus farebox

  • Low-floor buses and raised curbs at stations, plus wider bus doors and boarding from the front and back, mean you board faster

  • Extending the curb at stations saves time. Buses can merge more easily into traffic after serving a station

  • Signal priority moves you through traffic lights faster


 

Rapid bus is more convenient:

  • Ticket machines let you buy a ticket your way: using cash or credit card

  • NexTrip signs tell you exactly when your bus will get there

  • Bike racks let you bring your bike

 

Rapid bus is more comfortable:

  • Custom stations with shelters, enhanced lighting, and push-button heating keep you comfortable

  • New buses are quiet and smooth

  • Security cameras & emergency phones keep you safe

Hear how aBRT works for people today.

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Editorial: A clear case for these buses

By Pioneer Press Editorial Board | Pioneer Press
April 15, 2018 at 12:38 am

Transportation is a predictably divisive issue at the Capitol.

But a proposal to invest $50 million to expand the region’s system of rapid-transit buses on arterial streets — so-called “aBRTs” — need not be.

It’s not a partisan issue for passengers, observes Shannon Watson of the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce.

Rider satisfaction with the region’s first such service — right here in St. Paul and the east metro on the A Line — is evident.  Since service began in 2016, ridership is up more than 30 percent on the route running in St. Paul along Ford Parkway and Snelling Avenue to a terminus at the Rosedale Transit Center.

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