Bus Rapid Transit is improved bus service that gets you where you want to go faster and with nicer stations. The bus stops at every major intersection (approximately every half-mile), and you can buy your tickets while you wait, so that boarding goes faster. Full-scale BRT systems have a dedicated lane, so that they can avoid traffic. 

 

The funding for Fresno’s BRT system, the Q, came from a grant written in 2009, after a study was done to analyze which parts of Fresno would immediately benefit most from improving transit service.