Definition of busway in US English:



  • A road, or section of a road, set apart exclusively for buses, typically with tracks or grooves for guiding them.

    • ‘In a city where a terrace house can be bought for £27,000, the first two shelters cost £60,000 each and will go into use on the Manchester Road guided busway at the end of next month.’
    • ‘The second alternative is implementing electronic road pricing on certain roads near the busway corridors.’
    • ‘Local residents, businesses and other organisations are to be consulted on the developments, which could include park-and-ride facilities, bus lanes and guided busways as well as new bus stops and high-quality buses.’
    • ‘Jakarta Public Works Agency director Fodly Misbach said the construction of the busways would be finished by November of next year.’
    • ‘Furthermore, the allocation of one lane exclusively for the busway has only reduced the capacity of Jakarta's main throughway to absorb traffic.’
    • ‘Work has started on just one of these, the busways, which will improve access to Edinburgh Park and South Gyle.’
    • ‘Mr Davies said the bus - which will cost around £250,000 - was coming to Yorkshire first because of other successful regional projects, including guided busways in Leeds and Bradford.’
    • ‘The toll scheme could generate £740m for public transport improvements, such as busways and trams.’
    • ‘It outlines plans to bring in guided busways on routes that will not get Metrolink tram lines, including the long-planned route from Leigh to Manchester.’
    • ‘The one-month tryout is partly to anticipate the operation of 56 new buses along the busway special lane starting on Jan.15.’
    • ‘Many trees have been felled to make way for the busway lanes and stations.’
    • ‘How many passengers per hour can pass down a rail track, or down a busway?’
    • ‘He pointed out that bus patronage had risen by 10 per cent on the A63 and A64 in East Leeds and the A641 Manchester Road in Bradford with guided busways, bus lanes and new shelters.’
    • ‘The City Planning Agency is now tasked with re-evaluating the cash-strapped budget to collect any penny available to finance the busway's fast-track scheme.’
    • ‘Just knowing that the Sierra Club is acknowledging the potential of bus systems gives me the energy to keep pushing for increased service, traffic-signal priority, busways, and cleaner-fuel buses.’
    • ‘Extensive research into public transport demand in Leigh shows the area would be best served by a guided busway which will offer a reliable, fast public transport service.’
    • ‘Better use needs to be made of the suburban rail system, and it needs to be better integrated with busways.’
    • ‘Part of the Manchester Road guided busway will also be closed during the work, which is part of the £20 million South Bradford Integrated Transport Scheme.’
    • ‘But, I also understand that motorists don't like the busway because its lanes take up space on the main roads.’
    • ‘An expansion to dedicated busways is also being considered.’