You can turn a city bus into a train?

In this video, I chat with three mass transit experts: Victoria Perk of the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida. Jennifer Flynn of the National Bus Rapid Transit Institute (NBRTI at CUTR). Mary Delamare-Schaefer of the Utah Transit Authority who operates a BRT route in Utah.

Sources cited:

Metro Orange Line BRT Evaluation, USDOT

History of Bus Rapid Transit, Wikipedia

“Proposed route for BRT system” (The Daily Herald), 06/11/04, p.D3

History of Runcorn Busway, Commercial Motor

History of Runcorn Busway, Transportation Research Board (TRB)

Berlin Modal Ridership, Wikipedia

Rubber Tires for Residents, University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA)

Preliminary Evaluation of Orange Line, Portland State University for TRB

“Promise to Valley Could Derail Metro Rail” (LA Times), 08/23/86, p.A6
“Important Notice for San Fernando Valley Residents” (LA Times), 06/16/87, p.8
“Senate Sidetracks Light-Rail Ban, Metro Rail Delay” (LA Times), 09/12/87, p.A6
“Governor Signs Bill Calling for Underground Rail Line” (LA Times), 06/25/91, B7
“MTA Seeks to Ensure Valley Busway Funds” (LA Times), 02/06/03, p.B3
“New Busway Gears Up for Fall Debut” (LA Times), 07/18/05, p.A12

Queue Jump Improvement, National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)

“Unsafe at any speed?” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), 05/25/89, p.4

Utah Transit Authority Ridership Data (Feb. 2020)

Los Angeles Metro Ridership Data (Feb. 2020)

Property Values Near Transit, National Institute for Transportation and Communities