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Old Yesterday, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Most American systems are "BRT light". The most successful ones are probably LA (Orange Line), Pittsburg, and Cleveland (Health Line).


Metroway in Northern Virginia and the recently commenced GRTC Pulse in Richmond are up-and-coming.
Metroway is nice but varies in its adherence to the canon. Richmond's gotten some nice buzz for including most of the BRT "best practices" features in its Pulse BRT line, including dedicated lanes (but not guideways) and signal priority. It's only been operating since October, but ridership is already above and beyond expectations. Still, detractors call it gentrification on wheels, alleging that service systemwide is now unevenly geared towards "choice riders." Raleigh is using Richmond's as a model. More info here:
https://www.wral.com/triangle-offici...sit-/17753305/
https://ggwash.org/view/69056/xx-pho...hmonds-new-brt
https://usa.streetsblog.org/2019/01/...-smaller-city/

Imho, Pittsburgh has it done right. Richmond looked to Pittsburgh in designing its new system.
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Old Yesterday, 10:52 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Does the whole BRT have its own dedicated right of way or set lanes, or is it sitting with the rest of traffic but with much more limited stops than the typical bus route?
Some distinct infrastructure and dedicated lanes, lights and stops in medians but not continuous through the system.
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Old Today, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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Pittsburgh's BRT isn't done yet as far as I know, but someone from Pitt can correct me on that one.
We already have had 3, the first being built in the 1980s. They are grade separated, and run at speeds of 60mph+. We also have a new spline system with 4 routes being built now
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Old Today, 06:25 AM
 
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We already have had 3, the first being built in the 1980s. They are grade separated, and run at speeds of 60mph+. We also have a new spline system with 4 routes being built now
As a result Pittsburgh’s Bus Ridership is increasing despite a roughly stagnant population.
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Old Today, 06:56 AM
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Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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As a result Pittsburgh’s Bus Ridership is increasing despite a roughly stagnant population.
What also helps with this is despite the city's population continuing to decline, many of the neighborhoods that ARE growing in terms of residential population lie adjacent to our East Busway (East Liberty, Shadyside, Oakland, etc.) I will say that since moving here in 2010 I've noticed much more congestion on the buses that utilize the East Busway.
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Old Today, 07:07 AM
 
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Grand Rapids first BRT line opened in 2014, the second is slated for 2022, though it may be the weakest interpretation of BRT anywhere. It has dedicated diamond lanes that are only active during rush times(not sure how actively they are enforced), I also don't believe it has signal priority. It's received quite a bit of criticism from people for not being true BRT, it's pretty much just a fancy bus. They are currently paying consultants to help try and improve it. Are there any other cities that have a kind of "fake" BRT like this?
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Old Today, 08:54 AM
 
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Grand Rapids first BRT line opened in 2014, the second is slated for 2022, though it may be the weakest interpretation of BRT anywhere. It has dedicated diamond lanes that are only active during rush times(not sure how actively they are enforced), I also don't believe it has signal priority. It's received quite a bit of criticism from people for not being true BRT, it's pretty much just a fancy bus. They are currently paying consultants to help try and improve it. Are there any other cities that have a kind of "fake" BRT like this?
Boston’s Silver Line
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Old Today, 08:59 AM
 
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Boston’s Silver Line
I was gonna say that but there are some dedicated stations and there are dedicated bus lanes. Some BRT systems don't even have that
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Old Today, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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It's probably not the best but Seattle has a few of them.

the most extensive one is King Counties RapidRide with 6 different routes and 64,860 daily riders in 2016. Another one is Snohomish Counties Swift and then finally there is the upcoming Sound Transit I-405 BRT in 2024.
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