Three open houses will be held to discuss the proposal for developing "bus-rapid transit" along portions of University and Ingersoll Avenues on Jan. 26.

Open houses will take place at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust St., from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m; the Drake University Olmsted Center, 2507 University Ave., from 2 to 3:30 p.m.; and Plymouth United Church of Christ, 4126 Ingersoll Ave., from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Bus-rapid transit - often described as rail-like service that is delivered with buses - can include many features to improve the level of service along a bus route. The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority is wrapping up an investment study on the possibility of developing bus-rapid transit on a planned new Route 60 loop route. More information about bus-rapid transit and the investment study is available online.