Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) combines the quality of rail transit with the flexibility and affordability of rubber-tired vehicles. BRT is often referred to as "rubber-tired light rail." MAX vehicles will offer passengers rail-like convenience with comfortable seating, WiFi, large windows and hand rails for standing as well as on-board storage for bicycles. MAX is also an environmentally friendly option and will run on compressed natural gas.
View an InfoGraphic that takes you on a tour of what you'll find inside a MAX bus > (PDF)
Published in Northern Colorado Business Report, Oct. 22, 2012
See what it's really like to travel by BRT in this video.
- MAX buses have a sleek, aerodynamic design that mimics trains.
- Seats on MAX have higher backs for added comfort.
- MAX vehicles feature continuous windows, enhancing the view for riders.
- Wireless internet access will be available onboard (WiFi).
- BRT offers vehicle flexibility—other Transfort buses can be added to the MAX route during high volume days/events to move people more quickly.
- Three doors open simultaneously—bikes in back, pedestrians in the middle, and wheelchairs, mobility devices and strollers in the front.
- Automated visual and audio announcements occur inside the vehicle to provide travel information.
- MAX vehicles are equipped with GIS tracking devices that feed into web applications like Google Maps, that show MAX (as well as all other Transfort buses) moving in real time.
- Traffic signal priority transmitters will be installed on MAX vehicles to hold a green light long enough for the bus to get through the intersection or change a red light to a green more quickly as MAX approaches.
Learn how MAX signal priority will affect other traffic in a video from the City Traffic Engineer.