What is Regional Rapid Transit?
Regional Rapid Transit, or RRT, is the concept developed during the Regional Transit Feasibility Plan (RTFP) which identified a bus rapid transit (BRT) project connecting Downtown St. Petersburg, the Gateway area, Westshore, Downtown Tampa, the USF area, and Wesley Chapel along I-275. This Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study will advance from the concept and move it one step closer to implementation.
This two-year study will determine the amount of the route that is dedicated (uses a lane separate from cars), where the stations will be and what amenities they will have, and how the vehicles will get to the stations. This study will also determine approximately how much it will cost and how it will be paid for.
To get to these answers, the team will begin design and engineering, identify possible impacts to the environment and community and how to address and potentially alleviate the impacts. The team will also identify the best vehicle to use, and design how the service will operate.
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