Recent bus priority pilot projects in greater Boston have gained national prominence for the speed with which tactical interventions, such as trial morning peak dedicated lanes and temporary boarding platforms, boosted the rider experience. Planned and executed within 6-9 months in 2018, the pilots yielded enormously positive results, from speedier trips to improved reliability and…

About the Webinar BRT has proliferated all over the world since the 1980s. More recently, it has been pursued in cities across the US. As a viable high capacity transit system, it can move riders quickly and reliably at a fraction of the cost of rail. Yet confusion still abounds throughout the country around what…

About the Webinar In this webinar, MOBILIZE Fortaleza speaker, Dr. Ricardo Giesen, Director of the BRT Centre of Excellence, presents experiences in developing analytical methods to avoid bus bunching in BRT systems. He discusses main challenges in implementing this technology and reviews pilot studies in Santiago, Chile, and Lund, Sweden.   Webinar Recording  

The Ndovu/A104 BRT project in Nairobi is currently on a trajectory to become a world‐class BRT project. The highest quality BRT systems are designed around a good service plan. A service plan determines where the BRT routes will go, how big stations will need to be, and how many passengers a BRT system will attract….

Ten years after becoming Asia’s first BRT, TransJakarta is still growing and improving. The city continues to add routes, buy new buses, and expand services to create a stronger network for users. Most recently, the system opened the first of several redesigned stations, built to fit more people and be more comfortable than previous designs….

Over the next decade, many Indian cities will see the use of personal motor vehicles double unless action is taken to improve sustainable transport options. ITDP estimates that 10,000 km of rapid transit are required in the 100 largest Indian cities to ensure that most new trips can be accommodated in public transport rather than…

On June 1, at a ceremony with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (see photo below), Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, and Governor Luiz Fernardo Pezão, Rio de Janeiro inaugurated its newest BRT corridor, TransCarioca. Limited operations began on June 2, and the system will continue to bring more stations and routes on line as construction is finalized,…

  This op-ed by Annie Weinstock, originally appeared  on Streetsblog on April 23, 2014 Last week saw the quiet death of the misguided, Koch brothers-funded Tennessee Senate Bill 2243, which would have effectively banned real bus rapid transit in Tennessee. The Senate’s outrageous overreach, attempting to prohibit transit from using dedicated lanes, was conferenced with a far milder House bill,…

For residents of San Bernardino, California, the future is here. Monday marks the opening of the eagerly anticipated sbX Green Line- bringing bus rapid transit through some of the city’s highest demand areas. With state of the art technology and corridor design, the new system offers area residents many financial, social, and environmental benefits. The…

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