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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 ...
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After consulting with the Blind Peoples' Association, Ahmedabad's BRT planners incorporated tactile tiles to guide visually impaired users through the stations.  Photo: Prajna Rao.
More on Ahmedabad’s Janmarg BRT: Accessibility and Signage
Last week, Prajna Rao, a transport planner at the Centre for Sustainable Transport in India (a member of the EMBARQ Network, which produces this blog), posted a photographic tour of Ahmedabad’s new bus rapid transit (BRT) system, known as Janmarg. ...
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Violent taxi strikes in Johannesburg fail to halt the progress of the city's new BRT system. Photo by
Johannesburg Rolls Out New BRT Routes Against Odds
On Monday, despite a two-week delay, violent opposition, vandalism and a minibus taxi strike, Johannesburg successfully rolled out new Rea Vaya BRT routes in the Soweto township. As we reported previously, South Africa’s first BRT system began a starter service ...
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One positive legacy of the Vancouver Olympics may be the Olympic Line Streetcar, operating as a demonstration project in downtown. Photo by DianeWorth, flickr.
Measuring the Olympic Legacy
As we previously posted, Vancouver’s preparations to host the Winter Olympics involved constructing green venues, implementing several transportation projects and offsetting some emissions. The Games’ legacy will be the cumulative economic, social and environmental impacts of all of the construction, ...
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A brand new Rea Vaya bus station in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by
Rea Vaya On the Move in Joburg, South Africa
The City of Johannesburg launched Rea Vaya, South Africa’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system, on August 30, and by early October the system was reportedly carrying approximately 12,000 daily passengers along the 25 kilometer route between Soweto and downtown ...
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