This report in the Transit Strategies Series explores Frequent Transit Networks. Frequent Transit Networks are designed to provide convenient service between an area’s most important destinations and consist of a number of inter-related elements:
- Frequent service, typically every 10 to 15 minutes or less from the beginning of the morning peak to early evening or later
- A sufficient number of routes to create a network that serves all high-demand locations
- Direct routes that operate along major arterials, consisting of a combination of rapid transit, light rail, BRT, Rapid Bus, and local bus routes, and sometimes consisting entirely of local bus routes
- Special branding and information to make service visible and memorable
These elements are designed to make service more convenient, connected, and memorable.