Bus Rapid Transit

BRT is a transportation system that operates somewhat like a light-rail system, except that it uses high-capacity buses that operate in dedicated, center-running bus lanes. It will operate along the Michigan Avenue to Grand River Avenue corridor.

Map of stop locations for the BRT

  • High traffic volume along the Michigan Avenue/Grand River Corridor has increased congestion, creating an environment that demands improved safety for all modes of transportation.
  • Traffic counts along the corridor show that more than 25,000 automobiles travel through parts of the corridor each day. An additional 6,900 transit riders use bus routes that travel along Michigan Avenue/Grand River Avenue the majority of the year.
  • CATA’s Route 1 experiences significant annual ridership. This has been a system-wide trend that most acutely affects this corridor.
  • Ongoing objective to reduce accidents and fatalities among all modes of transportation in the corridor.