Last week, academics, city officials, civil society organizations, state officials and international guests packed a standing room only auditorium at the Solar da Imperatriz within Rio’s Tropical Botanical Gardens to discuss how TransBrasil, the last of the four major BRT legacy projects to be built in preparation for the Olympics in 2016, can catalyze new…

Last week, ITDP China hosted two young professions from Vietnam and Nepal to learn about integrated public transport systems and non-motorized transport best practices as part of their ten month research trip to Hong Kong. For the last five years, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities have brought young professionals…

by Chris Van Eyken On May 16th and 17th, the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, hosted a delegation from San Francisco on a study tour to Mexico City. This included three members of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors: John Avalos, Scott Weiner, and Eric Mar. The seventeen person…

  Officials from Lanzhou, China, a city which just saw the opening of China’s second high-capacity BRT, visited Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba in a study tour hosted by ITDP Brazil in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF). Over the last week of January and early…

By Karl Fjellstrom, ITDP China Lanzhou, a city of three million and the capital of Gansu Province in north-western China opened its much-anticipated BRT system in late December. Lanzhou is Asia’s third ‘high capacity’ BRT system, after Guangzhou and Brisbane, and is the first BRT system in the world based on a split station concept…

by Claudia Gunter, ITDP The city of Guangzhou, China, officially opened the 22.5-kilometer Guangzhou bus rapid transit system, known as GBRT, on February 21, after a ten-day test run over the Chinese New Year holiday period. The GBRT is a system of firsts: it is the first BRT to directly connect to a metro system,…

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