No longer satisfied to wait around on approved-but-unfunded light rail that could be decades out, the Uptown District in Houston is pushing forward with plans for BRT (bus rapid transit) to take its place.
Uptown argues it’s under served by transit already. In light of a recent referendum that dashed light rail funding hopes for the area, the Uptown district has opted to partner with other organizations to keep the area moving with BRT.
Smart design will keep BRT buses separate from cars in dedicated lanes for at least part of the route, reducing the chance for BRT buses to get stuck in traffic. The design of the BRT lanes will also facilitate future light rail development with minimum changes.
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