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…

Today, ITDP Mexico presented a proposal to build new integrated public transport routes throughout Mexico City and the surrounding area. With this project, the region would gain 29 new BRT routes, nearly 500 additional kilometers of Metrobús and Mexibús corridors (the city and state BRT systems), and bring the benefits of BRT to 7.5 million…

Pimpri-Chinchwad, the robust industrial city in central Maharashtra state, is making exciting progress on its BRT network, with construction on the first station near completion and work on corridors one and two forging ahead. The BRT in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad is an ambitious vision for a network of 40 kilometers and 90 stations connecting two municipalities…

At the crossroads of central China, Yichang is building a better future. Today, the city broke ground on the first of five planned BRT corridors, a major step toward improving public transit in a city with chronic congestion and air quality concerns. The corridor, planned with ITDP support, incorporates cutting edge corridor design, including bike…

Monterrey, Mexico is riding high after formally opening its first BRT corridor this week. The new Ecovía BRT is a 30.1km corridor connecting Monterrey, San Nicolás and Guadalupe, and is expected to move nearly 160,000 passengers daily. With the new system, Monterrey becomes the sixth city in Mexico to adopt BRT, bringing the country’s total…

Increasingly, cities in the US, finding themselves short of funds, are wondering whether BRT, a lower cost mass transit solution initially developed in Latin America and a relatively new form of mass transit in the US, could also be used here to leverage transit-oriented development investments. This report provides an answer. In the wake of…

 October 23, 2013 With the World Cup in Brazil just over seven months away, ITDP continues to advise on key infrastructure projects in Fortaleza, Brazil, preparing the city for the thousands of fans sure to flood the system next June, and establishing a strong transportation network for the city’s future.  Most recently, this past September…

In recognition of the system’s excellence, on September 22nd ITDP awarded the Guangzhou BRT corridor Gold Standard status at the BRT Standard Award Ceremony in Guangzhou, China. Lloyd Wright, a member of the BRT Standard Committee, presented the award, praising the system as a best practice for China and the world. Wright highlighted the Guangzhou BRT’s…

On September 17th, ITDP awarded the Expresso Tiradentes corridor “Silver” status for meeting the criteria established by The BRT Standard. Expresso Tiradentes, in São Paulo, is among five Brazilian corridors evaluated by the organization. Expresso Tiradenties opened six years ago and covers 12 kilometers, connecting the Sacomã neighborhood to Dom Pedro II Park. It carries 85,000…

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