Waco Transit System (WTS) is developing a 13-mile BRT route that would offer safe, reliable and efficient transitservice by providing buses every 15-minutes during peak service hours, extending service hours to 10 p.m., and providing service on Sundays.
In 2018 WTS and the Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) finalized the Waco BRT Feasibility Study. The result of this community-driven effort was the identification of the BRT corridor with the greatest potential to support transit investment improvements, designated as the LocallyPreferred Alternative (LPA). The BRT route is oriented in a northeast-southwest direction and if implementedwould serve industrial and commercial employment centers, the Central Business District, as well as important retail centers for residents and visitors. It would also connect Waco with theadjacent cities of Woodway, Beverly Hills, Bellmead and Lacy-Lakeview. The proposed BRT route would also provide better and more efficient transfers to other routes operated by Waco TransitSystem.
The project is now at the next phase in the development process which involves preliminary engineering and environmental review. The purpose for advancing this project with the goal of implementing BRT service in Waco is to offer residents enhanced mobility and to provide improved access to jobs, medical and social services, and educational facilities. Ultimately, the project would connect the community through a safe and rapid transit ride.
A bus every 15 minutes, during peak house service.
Later service and weekend service.
A sense of comfort, security and accessibility.
Dedicated space for transit where possible.
Technology for safe, easy to use transit.
In response to restrictions on public gatherings, the initial public open house for the BRT project is being offered online, rather than in-person.
Click through the content at the link below to learn more about the BRT Environmental Study Project and share your feedback!
Our virtual open house will remain open October 20 through November 3 and features information about Bus Rapid Transit, background information about this project and next steps, and an interactive route and station map that allows you to add comments.
We welcome your input during this important development phase of the project. If you wish to submit comments or questions, please send an email to WacoBRT@gmail.com.
Project Email: WacoBRT@gmail.com
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