Welcome to the www.go-enhanceRTS.com website where you will find information to keep you informed of the latest progress on the study of viable alternatives for the City of Gainesville's Regional Transit System (RTS).
Please share your comments on the recommended enhanced transit route and improvements by completing the on-line comment sheet [click here] . The comment sheet will be available until Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is an integrated, high performance transit system with a unique identity, designed to reduce travel time, improve reliability, and increase the level of comfort for passengers. BRT will offer a better transit experience by providing faster travel speeds, more frequent service and enhanced transit stations/stops.
The following link directs you to a PowerPoint presentation on “What is Bus Rapid Transit” produced by the National Bus Rapid Transit Institute. The presentation provides a general overview of the BRT service concept and the various potential features associated with this type of transit service. The presentation is for informational purposes only”.
The following links direct you to videos prepared for two bus rapid transit systems that have been implemented in the U.S. to date:
1) the Swift service in Snohomish County (Everett), Washington (Community Transit) and 2) the MAX service, in Kansas City (Kansas City Area Transportation Authority). They are intended to provide you with insights on the potential features of BRT service, and how patrons can use such a service to increase their mobility. The videos are for informational purposes only.
The City of Gainesville Regional Transit System (RTS) is the lead agency for the GO-Enhance RTS Study effort; however, there are numerous participating agencies and interested partners that will be involved in some manner, including the following: