Category: Bus Rapid Transit

  • Could Bus Multiple Units (BMU)s bridge the bus-rail divide?

    Here at Portland Transport, we (both editors and commenters) frequently like to engage in a bit of technical speculation, hoping for future improvements that will allow transit agencies to do more with less.  There’s lots of talk around here about electric buses, of driverless vehicles, of different vehicle configurations, and even more exotic concepts like […]

  • BRT 101 by Metro

    Metro is holding an “introduction to BRT” session next week as part of the Powell/Division Corridor process: December 1: Catch a sneak preview of the future of transit Metro invites you to a sneak preview of our region’s transit future. The popcorn’s on us. Monday, Dec. 1, noon to 1 p.m. Clinton Street Theater 2522 […]

  • Making BRT faster

    No, I’m not talking about travel speeds.  As Portland currently has no BRT, there’s nothing to make faster (other than existing local bus service, over which any decent BRT would be an improvement). Instead, I’m talking about rolling out BRT faster. Right now, Portland has two BRT (or potential BRT) projects that have advanced passed […]

  • Powell -Division Rapid Transit Inspection

    As study progresses on the Powell Division Rapid Transit project, many of us are pondering how Metro will come down on this project. Which street will carry the new service? What will the new service look like? What can we expect in terms of return on investment? Scotty provided some great background on potential designs […]

  • Your Questions For Neil, “Round 5”, Part 1 – High-Capacity Projects

    Last Wednesday, Chris sat down with TriMet’s Neil McFarlane for a discussion focused on your questions. This has become a sort of annual tradition for Portland Transport, and this year we were very pleased to be hosted by the Portland Opera – the Opera headquarters is located on the east bank of the Willamette just […]