Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Civil Engineering

Major Professor

Arun Chatterjee

Committee Members

Frederick Wegmann, Thomas Urbanik


This study reviews Busway technology, the highest form of Bus Rapid Transit, and itsapplications to improve mobility within urban areas. The purpose of this study is to identify the potential benefits of busways as an alternative to costly rail transit. Two case studies were performed for busways in current operation in Miami, FL and Pittsburgh, PA. This study will offer a comprehensive analysis of both busway systems and how they have positively affected important transit corridors in the aforementioned metropolitan areas. This study will also discuss the planning process, guidelines, and design criteria for busway development.

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