January 01, 2005

BRT’s Great Leap Forward

The Bus Rapid Transit phenom-enon continues to expand rapidly across the world. Jakarta opened a ground-breaking system in January of 2004 and new systems are soon to open in a dozen cities from Latin America to Asia. Many more are in the planning process, or committed to designing their own. Never has the donor community, technical experts, NGOs, and a growing number of Mayors in developing countries been so unified around an approach to the pressing problems of explosive private motor vehicle use, congestion and pollution.

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