BRT scores big in the Triangle

This week’s post is short, sweet, and celebratory.

Both Raleigh’s and Chapel Hill’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) projects received a rating of “medium” or higher by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week. This is essential for their continued progress under the federal small starts program, and terrific news for transit in the region.

The Raleigh New Bern Avenue BRT project actually achieved a score of “medium-high”, which is notable because it is the highest rating a transit corridor in this region has ever achieved — bus or rail.

Congratulations to the City of Raleigh and the Town of Chapel Hill for achieving these milestones!

The regional business community looks forward to seeing these two BRT projects and the other three proposed BRT corridors in Raleigh, Cary, and Garner progress over the next 3-7 years.



Joe Milazzo II, PE
Executive Director
Regional Transportation Alliance


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