Bus Rapid Transit
MAX Bus Rapid Transit
MAX is a new way to ride the bus! On July 14, 2008, UTA launched Utah’s first bus rapid transit line providing a faster, more convenient way to take transit. BRT is an enhanced bus system that operates on bus lanes or other transit-ways in order to combine the flexibility of buses with the efficiency of rail. By doing so, BRT operates at faster speeds, provides greater service reliability and increased customer convenience. It also utilizes a combination of advanced technologies, infrastructure and operational investments that provide significantly better service than traditional bus service.
New and Improved Riding Experience
UTA ordered MAX buses from the Belgian manufacturer, Van Hool. The buses are equipped with full stainless steel frames and body panels, top mounted cooling systems, 330 horsepower Cummins ISL motors, object detection systems and full low-floor boarding capabilities. Wider aisles, center ADA boarding, more windows, unique European styling and improved ride quality will further enhance the riding experience for passengers. In addition to providing an improved riding experience, these key components reduce vehicle maintenance and extend vehicle life. BRT buses also have a unique paint scheme.
BRT Fact Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to ride?
The Max BRT line has the same fare as the local bus or TRAX. Your MAX ticket also acts as a transfer to TRAX or other bus.
Do you still pay your fare at the farebox on the bus?
No. Just like TRAX, MAX has ticket vending machines at each station. Riders purchase tickets before boarding. They do not need to show the driver their fare and can board and exit at any of the three doors. The middle and rear doors also have exterior buttons to open the doors when boarding.
If riders don’t pay at the farebox, how are fares checked?
As on the TRAX system, UTA transit police officers randomly board and check fares.
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