New CATA bus lanes expected for 2016

By Kelsey Banas
The Meridian Times

Capital Area Transportation Authority continues its efforts in redeveloping its No. 1 bus route to the Bus Rapid Transit, which will be expected to start around 2016. Plans have been slowed for about 3 months because it is in an environmental assessment phase, which calls for additional studies and requires public hearings. The route runs from Meridian Mall in Okemos to the Michigan Capitol in Lansing. The changes will include an addition of lanes for buses only.