The project's transit component is a bus rapid transit, or BRT, line. BRT is an innovative, high-capacity public transit solution that can significantly improve urban mobility and increase travel choices in a community. This permanent, integrated system uses specialized buses on roadways and dedicated lanes to quickly and efficiently transport passengers to their destinations. BRT systems can easily be customized to community need and incorporate state-of-the-art, low-cost technologies that result in more passengers and less congestion.
The BRT line will use articulated buses and provide consistent and frequent service through exclusive bus lanes and traffic signal priority. Additionally, the line will feature station amenities similar to those found at TRAX stations (ticket vending machines, level-boarding platforms, high-end shelters, benches and landscaping). The BRT line will connect FrontRunner commuter rail with major Utah Valley destinations such as universities, major employment centers, shopping malls, and downtown Orem and Provo.
Here are some additional BRT details:
- 18 stations
- 25 modern articulated buses – 18 on the road at one time
- 51 percent exclusive lanes
- 6 minute frequency during peak travel times
- 10 to 15 minute frequency during off-peak travel times