The METRONext Moving Forward Plan includes enhancements to 17 high-ridership bus routes so you can enjoy a better riding experience.  

What Are the Improvements?

BOOST bus shelter image

A Better Walk

  • New or improved sidewalks along your route
  • Improved crosswalks at intersections for your safety
  • Improved accessibility along the route with new ramps for wheelchair and stroller access

A Better Stop

  • A bus shelter with lighting at every stop
  • Digital real-time arrival information at every stop
  • Bike parking and tools to fix your bike at key locations

A Better Ride

  • Faster and more reliable service with streamlined stops along the route
  • “Green light” preference for buses at key intersections
  • Improvements designed to create easy traffic flow for buses and cars


Have any BOOST projects started yet?

Yes. The 56 Airline / Montrose is the first route in the METRO system to receive a BOOST.

1.5-mile stretch of Studewood St. between White Oak Drive and Cavalcade St.

Summer 2020


  • Bus shelters at every stop
  • Sidewalk improvements and ramps on:
    • Studewood St.
    • Merrill St.
    • 11th St.
    • Temple St.
    • 13th St.
    • 14th St.
  • New sidewalks connecting bus stops to:
    • Hogg Middle School
    • Proctor Plaza Park & Community Center
    • Heights High School
  • Pedestrian refuge islands in median to protect people while crossing streets

Phase 1 - 56 Airline / Montrose Map


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