Parsons Brinckerhoff’s work on mass transit systems includes the planning, design, and maintenance of modern bus systems that greatly improve urban mobility, while meeting 21st-century priorities such as energy efficiency and lower emissions. Our services cover every major component of a bus rapid transit system, including bus lanes and busways, stations, and maintenance facilities. Parsons Brinckerhoff has worked on highly advanced bus rapid transit projects around the world—systems that combine the latest technology for efficient, low-impact vehicle operations with state-of-the-art busway, station, and signaling designs. Projects include U.S. systems such as the Franklin Corridor EmX system in Oregon (Eugene to Springfield), which is being expanded as part of a program to further enhance regional transit service, and the popular Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) and ACE Express bus systems in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our bus projects also include the South East Busway Extension in Brisbane, Australia—an expansion of an existing system that will help meet the transportation needs of growing local communities.
Bus rapid transit offers a distinctive combination of reliability and flexibility that makes it an effective solution to meet urban transit demands. PB’s broad technical and project management expertise—backed by more than a century of experience in the development of transportation systems worldwide—makes us an effective partner in the planning and development of advanced bus systems.