In July 2021, the COTA Board of Trustees adopted three Locally Preferred Alternatives (LPAs), voting to move the East Main Street and West Broad Street high- capacity BRT Corridors into the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program process.
West Broad Street BRT Corridor
An opportunity to create a signature mobility corridor within the region
Fun Facts About West Broad BRT Corridor
- BRT can support access to the 76,200 jobs within the West Broad Street Corridor and connect people to economic opportunities.
- 34% of the residents in the West Broad Street Corridor identify as a person of color. The BRT design will be responsive to inputs and preferences of the community being served.
- BRT can help connect the 78% of residents on West Broad Street who live in an area of persistent poverty to jobs, healthcare, education and other community resources.
- 16 stations are planned along the route. The exact placement of these facilities will be coordinated with the local community during the design phase.
- The BRT will operate in a dedicated guideway for nearly nine miles.