BRT has the potential to save taxpayers millions of dollars while simultaneously reducing traffic congestion and providing great transit.
With a focus on easing traffic on some of the state's most congested roads, the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday doled out millions of dollars for public transit, including $35 million to VIA.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has a positive impact on life in cities. It can save lives, reduce local air pollution, increase physical activity, and catalyze economic activity.
Across the country, more and more agencies are turning to bus rapid transit as a way to relieve congestion, reduce pollution and support job growth.
The city administrator says Augusta's Transit Department brings in about 800,000 dollars, but it costs the city between four and five million dollars to run it. But the city accepts that cost to keep it running.