Posts tagged with 'bus rapid transit (BRT)'
In NYC, a New System of Buses Expands From the Bronx to Manhattan
In NYC, a New System of Buses Expands From the Bronx to Manhattan
In June 2010, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) unveiled its first bus line with elements of bus rapid transit (BRT). The express bus, the Bx12 line, runs east to west across the Bronx with limited stops. Riders pay before getting ...
Q&A with Dario Hidalgo, Part 2: Modernizing Public Transportation
Q&A with Dario Hidalgo, Part 2: Modernizing Public Transportation
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. In ...
Q&A with Dario Hidalgo, Part 1: Modernizing Public Transportation
Q&A with Dario Hidalgo, Part 1: Modernizing Public Transportation
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. A ...
New Report: Inclusive Design in Bus Rapid Transit
New Report: Inclusive Design in Bus Rapid Transit
The World Bank recently published a report, “Technical and Operational Challenges to Inclusive Bus Rapid Transit,” compiled by Tom Rickert, a consultant with extensive experience on accessible transportation. While the technical report is intended primarily for an audience of BRT ...
Transit and the Monsoon: Can We Harmonize the Two?
Transit and the Monsoon: Can We Harmonize the Two?
Over the past year, we’ve written extensively about the new bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Ahmedabad, India, called Janmarg BRT. The system — India’s first full BRT — was a game-changer in India in the sphere of urban transit ...
Amman: An Organized City with a Soul
Amman: An Organized City with a Soul
“A livable city is an organized city with a soul.” That’s the principle behind Amman, Jordan’s, “Amman 2025” master plan (PDF). And the city is moving closer and closer to achieving its vision of livability, in spite of the odds. ...
UNEP: BRT Key to Sustainable Urban Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
UNEP: BRT Key to Sustainable Urban Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) just released a major report highlighting the importance of bus systems — and bus rapid transit (BRT), in particular — to environmental preservation in Latin America and the Caribbean. The report — “Latin America and ...
"Transit-Enlightened Cities" Showcase BRT's Brilliance
"Transit-Enlightened Cities" Showcase BRT's Brilliance
“When [New York] adopts a world-class ‘Bus Rapid Transit’ system, people are going to have a tough time, efficiency-wise, telling a bus apart from a subway—it’s going to be like a subway with a view.” – Kyle Wiswall, general counsel for ...
Spotlight on the World Cup: Brazil Gears Up for Games with Urban Transit Investments
Spotlight on the World Cup: Brazil Gears Up for Games with Urban Transit Investments
As the 2010 World Cup winds down, South Africa’s IBSA ally, Brazil,  is already anxious for the 2014 matches to arrive. They got the ball rolling yesterday, revealing the logo for the 2014 tournament. Twelve Brazilian cities have been selected to ...
BRT for Free in Bangkok
BRT for Free in Bangkok
Bangkok’s BRT opened at the beginning of June, and is running on a free-trial basis until August 31 to try to encourage bus-riding to ease the city’s grinding gridlock. The new BRT in Thailand’s capital – a city of nearly ...
Keepin' Up with Curitiba
Keepin' Up with Curitiba
Curitiba, Brazil has long provided a global model for successful integration of transportation and land use planning, with a focus on environmental preservation. And recent innovations –  including the brand new Green Line and an expanded traditional route  – deserve international ...
New Bus-Only Lanes for Manhattan's East Side
New Bus-Only Lanes for Manhattan's East Side
“New Yorkers are tired of waiting years and decades for changes to make their streets work better … We want to give buses  the red carpet.”-  Janette Sadik Khan, transportation commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation, quoted in the ...
Spotlight on the World Cup: South Africa Boosts City Transit Systems
Spotlight on the World Cup: South Africa Boosts City Transit Systems
The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is now less than two weeks away. An estimated three million fans will be pouring into stadiums in South Africa’s nine host cities to watch the games, and hundreds of millions more will ...
Johannesburg's Rea Vaya Moves Forward Despite More Violent Attacks
Johannesburg's Rea Vaya Moves Forward Despite More Violent Attacks
Today’s introduction of the remaining Phase 1A routes on the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Johannesburg, South Africa was preceded by more violence last Friday. In two separate incidents, gunmen opened fire on BRT buses, leaving at ...
BRT Hits the Las Vegas Strip
BRT Hits the Las Vegas Strip
Bus rapid transit is successfully showing its virtues in Sin City. Last Thursday, Las Vegas broke ground on the ACE Green Line, a new BRT corridor that will connect downtown Las Vegas and Henderson, the second largest city in Nevada. ...
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