What is BRT?
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.