Bus rapid transit (BRT) uses specialized buses that run in dedicated traffic lanes to efficiently transport large numbers of riders to their destinations. BRT systems feature many of the amenities of light rail, like frequent service, traffic signal priority, ticket vending machines, shelters and benches, while providing communities with a lower-cost, more flexible transit solution.
The UTA system currently offers one BRT line: the 35 MAX, a nine-mile line connecting Magna and West Valley to Millcreek TRAX Station. UTA’s second BRT line is under construction in Utah County as part of Provo-Orem TRIP, with an estimated opening date of early 2019. BRT lines are also planned in Weber and Davis counties.