Posts tagged with 'Mass Transit'
Passengers wait for a bus in Curitiba, Brazil. The city has developed around the bus line, a pivotal component of the city's transport network. Photo by mariordo59/Flickr.
Understanding the “t” in bus rapid transit oriented development
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a cost-effective mass transportation system characterized by exclusive bus lanes and reduction of travel times, high-passenger capacity and level boarding, and a relatively short construction process. Latin America and Asia are becoming the world leaders ...
Passengers enter the TransOeste BRT in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TransOeste is one of many mass transport systems worldwide that has embraced fare integration, a critical component of multimodal integration. Photo by Benoit Colin/EMBARQ.
On the move: The future of multimodal integration
This is the ninth post of the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Preparation of this series was possible thanks to a grant by Shell Corporation. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the authors. ...
Passengers are crowded during rush hour at Guomao Station of Beijing, China's subway. In an effort to mitigate congestion, poor quality of service, and costly subsidies, Beijing's municipal government has proposed a subway fare increase. Photo by Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr.
Beijing’s subway fare increase, justified
Beijing’s subway system – one of the longest in the world at 469 kilometers (289 miles) of track – is confronted by excessive congestion and costly government subsidies. In an extremely controversial move, the city government has decided to increase ...
A crowd of passengers attempts to exit a metro station in São Paulo, Brazil. A new innovation from the Santiago Metro may help decrease platform gridlock for passengers like these, making public transport a more attractive alternative to private vehicles. Photo by Fernando Stankuns/Flickr.
Can this Santiago Metro innovation end gridlocked platforms once and for all?
Imagine you’re riding in a crowded metro car. It’s so full you weren’t able to get a seat, so you do all you can to stay upright as the train lurches between stations. As your stop approaches, you wonder how ...
Current global trends indicate a resurgence of mass transit in developed countries, and a rapid expansion of bus rapid transit (BRT) and metro systems in developing countries. High quality mass transit is essential for enhancing the economic, social, and environmental health of cities. Photo by Tommy Vohs.
On the move: The global rise of mass transit
This is the sixth post of the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Preparation of this series was possible thanks to a grant by Shell. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the authors. As ...
One of the target audiences for Transperth's "Two Hoots" campaign are bikers who use public transport. Photo by Sally.
Friday Fun: “Two Hoots” campaign rewards good behavior on public transport
In Perth, Australia, residents are fed up with anti-social and rude behavior on public transport. In an effort to reward riders who care about the comfort of their fellow passengers, Transperth – part of the Western Australia State Government’s Public ...
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