Utah Valley Express, or UVX for short, is a bus rapid transit (BRT) line similar to TRAX that features articulated buses that will reduce travel times by using exclusive bus lanes and traffic signal priority. Additionally, the line will feature station amenities such as real-time electronic displays showing vehicle locations, level boarding platforms and high-end shelters. The line will connect FrontRunner with major Utah Valley destinations such as universities, employment centers, shopping malls, entertainment and downtown Provo and Orem.
What is BRT?
BRT is an innovative, high-capacity public transit solution that can significantly improve urban mobility and increase travel choices in a community. BRT uses specialized buses on roadways and dedicated lanes to quickly and efficiently transport passengers to their destinations. BRT systems can easily be customized to community needs and incorporate state-of-the-art, low-cost technologies that result in more passengers and less congestion.
UVX will also feature
- 18 stations
- 51 percent exclusive bus lanes
- Up to 18 buses on the road at one time
- 6 minute frequency during morning and evening commute times, 10 minutes during the day, and 15–60 minutes in the early morning and late evening
Utah Valley University