Provo Orem BRT
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Utah Transit Authority (UTA), and the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) in conjunction with Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG), are proposing to build a new bus rapid transit (BRT) system through the cities of Provo and Orem in Utah County. The proposed project would include:
- Providing BRT service between the Orem Intermodal Center, UVU, BYU and the Provo Intermodal Center.
- Two additional general purpose lanes on University Parkway from State Street to University Avenue.
- New high-occupancy/toll (HOT) interchange overpass at 800 South and I-15 in Orem, to serve BRT, automobiles, pedestrians and cyclists.
At completion, the project would include 19 new stations, two of which would be located at the future Orem and Provo Intermodal Stations. For approximately 71% of the proposed route, BRT vehicles would operate in their own exclusive center running lanes.
The final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project was published in April 2011. The EA has been signed by the FTA, FHWA, UTA and UDOT.
Provo-Orem Bus Rapid Transit Environmental Assessment
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Purpose and Need
Chapter 2 - Alternatives
Chapter 3 - Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences
Chapter 3 - Maps and Images
Chapter 4 - Transportation Systems
Chapter 5 - Comparison of Alternatives
Chapter 6 - Financial Plan
Chapter 7 - Section 4(f) Evaluation
Chapter 8 - Comments and Coordination
List of Preparers
What is Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)?
BRT is an enhanced bus system that operates on bus lanes or other transitways 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. For more information regarding Bus Rapid Transit, please visit the following websites: