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
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
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.
The network of these routes will allow Pace riders to travel to a greater number
of locations in less time.
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