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Provo Orem BRT


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

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
Title Page
Table of Contents
Executive Summary
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
Distribution List

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: