Bus rapid transit features put into pilot projects on Boston streets

Communities around Greater Boston, in partnership with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), will seek to create faster and more reliable commutes for more than 30,000 bus riders through a sequence of three pilot projects testing bus rapid transit (BRT) features.
The pilots will include a combination of dedicated bus-only lanes that take bus riders out of car congestion, technology to time traffic signals so that buses get more green lights, and platforms that allow riders, including people in wheelchairs or with baby strollers, to ‘level-board’ the bus as quickly as they would a subway.