Provo Orem BRT


The Provo Orem BRT comment period on the environmental document is now open, please visit to leave a comment.

Utah Transit Authority held an informational meeting regarding the upcoming procurements for final design and CM / CG for the Provo Orem Bus Rapid Transit project which includes Design Bid Build for the Timpanogos Maintenance Facility Expansion.

Project Overview

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 designing a new bus rapid transit (BRT) system through the cities of Provo and Orem in Utah County.  The proposed project will include:

  • Providing BRT service between the Orem Intermodal Center, UVU, BYU and the Provo Intermodal Center.
  • Capacity improvements to intersections on University Parkway.
  • Approximately 51% of the BRT route will include exclusive bus only lanes.
  • 17 stations with upgraded features such as real-time next bus information, shelters with seating and the ability to pay for fairs at stations.
  • More reliable bus service with 5 minute frequency during peak hours.

UTA and UDOT are currently working together on the preliminary design of the project. This includes refinement of preferred EA alignment. Construction is dependent on funding.

To learn more about the Provo-Orem BRT project, please visit

Provo-Orem Bus Rapid Transit - Finding of No Significant Impact - March 27, 2015


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.

Below si the Environmental Assessment (EA) for 2014.

Provo-Orem Bus Rapid Transit Environmental Assessment
Signature Page
Table of Contents
Acronymns & Abbreviations
Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Purpose & Need
Chapter 2: Alternatives
Chapter 3: Affected Environment & Environmental Consequences
Chapter 4: Public and Agency Coordination
Appendix A: Proposed Design
Appendix B: Traffic Analysis 1
Appendix B: Traffic Analysis 2
Appendix C: Resolutions & Documentation of Support for the Preferred Alternative
Appendix D: Partial Acquisitions
Appendix E: Determination of Eligibility and Finding of Effect
Appendix F: Coordination

Appendix G: Parking Study

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: