The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced a USD54.5 million funding agreement with Fort Collins for a new MAX bus rapid transit (BRT) line. The BRT is expected to reduce commuting time and traffic congestion along the College Avenue. It is also expected to drive economic development in the Mason corridor, an 8-km, north–south byway from Cherry Street to south of Harmony Road. It combines the MAX BRT corridor with a bicycle and pedestrian trail.