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Department of Transportation Division of Mass Transportation, MS #39
P.O. Box 942874 Sacramento, CA 94274-0001

PHONE: (916) 654-8811
FAX: (916) 654-9366
TTY: 711

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Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

Emily Abrahams
Interagency Coordination Liaison
(916) 654-9777

BRT is an innovative and cost-effective form of public transportation. It is viewed as a combination of rail and bus (i.e. a rubber-tired rail service), combines several major components to improve customer convenience and reduce delays: Bus infrastructure, equipment, operations improvements, and technology. BRT will lead to improved mobility and air quality, an overall benefit to Californians and to our visitors.
Caltrans' Deputy Directive 98 Integrating Bus Rapid Transit into State Facilities and the Department's Policy on Bus Rapid Transit Implementation Support (DP-27) show the Department's commitment to improve public transportation in the state. Along with the Director’s Policy and Deputy Directive, the BRT Handbook provides guidance and direction to support BRT implementation that will benefit the Department, local governments, traveling public, and private sector businesses in improving mobility in the state.

For specific information regarding BRT research, click here.

BRT Coordinator List
Statewide BRT Project Inventory

Park and Ride
Park and Ride lots are transportation facilities that support transit services such as BRT and the entire transportation system, especially areas with High-Occupancy Vehicle lane networks.

For specific information regarding park and ride lots, click here