Recommended Practice

Bus Rapid Transit Stations


This recommended practice provides guidance for planning and designing stations for bus rapid transit systems.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA BTS-BO-RP-002-10 Rev. 1 12/11/2020 Published Current
APTA BTS-BO-RP-002-10 10/01/2010 Published Superseded


BRT, Basic BRT, bus rapid transit, Premium BRT, station, stop, platform, transit center, transit-oriented development, TOD


Bus rapid transit (BRT) service creates a premium rapid transit experience using rubber-tired vehicles. The station is one of the elements of BRT service that serves to distinguish it from other bus services. This document provides a set of recommended practices for planning, design, and development of BRT stations for planners, transit agencies, local governments, developers, and others interested in developing new, or enhancing existing, BRT systems.
This document is part of a suite of recommended practices covering the key elements that comprise BRT service. Because BRT elements perform best when working together as a system, this document may reference others in this series of recommended practices. Users of this document are advised to review all guidance documents to better understand how different BRT elements are interrelated in delivering a high impact transit project.

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