Review of Bus Rapid Transit Projects and Their Contributions to Economic Development

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released a report that examines (1) features included in bus rapid transit (BRT) projects funded by the Federal Transit Administration; (2) BRT project performance in terms of ridership and service and how they compare to rail transit projects; (3) how BRT-projects’ costs differ from rail transit project costs; and (4) the extent to which BRT projects provide economic development and other benefits.