Express Bus Routes
Express bus routes operate at higher speeds than regular routes because they operate
on highways and make fewer stops. These routes allow passengers to travel long
distances at speeds faster than that of the automobile.
Pace plans many express bus routes in the suburbs as part of Vision
The network of these routes will allow Pace riders to travel to a greater number
of locations in less time.
- Express Routes:
Bus service with a limited number of
stops, either between a collector area and a specific location or in a particular
corridor with stops en route at major transfer points or activity centers.
- Bus Rapid Transit:
BRT combines the quality of rail transit
and the flexibility of buses. It can operate on bus lanes, HOV lanes, expressways,
or ordinary streets.
Express bus routes will make stops at transportation centers with improved
passenger waiting areas.
A BRT system combines a simple route layout, frequent service, limited
stops, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology, passenger information
systems, traffic signal priority for transit, cleaner and quieter vehicles,
rapid and convenient fare collection, high-quality passenger facilities, and
integration with land use policy.
~ from the Vision 2020 Glossary