Recapturing Global Leadership in Bus Rapid Transit

נשלח 19 בספט׳ 2011, 11:02 על ידי Sustainability Org   [ עודכן 19 בספט׳ 2011, 11:19 ]
by ITDP, Sep-2011

Bus Rapid Transit was first implemented in Curitiba, Brazil in 1974, and has become a global phenomenon in the twenty-first century. Major new BRT projects have opened since the turn of the century in Africa, Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Turkey, several cities in Europe, and dozens of cities in Latin America. The flexibility and cost effectiveness of Bus Rapid Transit make it an excellent choice for cities and transit agencies facing both increasing demand for transit and increasingly constrained budgets. Can BRT transform American cities like it has so many others around the world? The authors of the report argue that it can, but standards for what constitutes BRT best practice must be established.