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
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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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