What is Bus Rapid Transit?

BRT is an innovative, high capacity, lower cost public transit solution that can significantly improve urban mobility.  This permanent, integrated system uses buses or specialized vehicles on roadways or dedicated lanes to quickly and efficiently transport passengers to their destinations, while offering the flexibility to meet transit demand.  BRT systems can easily be customized to community needs and incorporate state-of-the-art, low-cost technologies that result in more passengers and less congestion. 

Our Mission

The Mission of the National BRT Institute is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and innovation for increasing speed, efficiency, and reliability of high-capacity bus service through the implementation of BRT systems in the United States.


BRT News

The 2014 Bus & Paratransit Conference is scheduled for May 4-7, 2014 , at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown and Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, MO.



The National BRT Institute is a part of the Center for Urban Transportation Research at USF