Posts tagged with 'bus rapid transit (BRT)'
BRT in Montgomery County: Lessons from Curitiba
BRT in Montgomery County: Lessons from Curitiba
Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal wrote a post for Maryland Politics Watch about his recent trip to Curitiba, Brazil, where he learned about bus rapid transit, since Montgomery County is exploring BRT as a transit option for its residents. (Recently, ...
BRT vs. Light Rail: Urban Transit Debate Plays Out
BRT vs. Light Rail: Urban Transit Debate Plays Out
One of the hottest transportation debates in the region these days relates to the proposed Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT). The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) envisions a 14-mile transit link roughly following I-270 from the Shady Grove Metro station in Gaithersburg  ...
DDOT Presents Expanded Streetcar Concept
DDOT Presents Expanded Streetcar Concept
Transit vehicles purchased and stored in the Czech Republic, an unresolved controversy over a 120-year-old federal law prohibiting overhead wires in the historic L’Enfant City, and tracks already being laid along H Street NE and in Anacostia… As it stands, ...
Rea Vaya On the Move in Joburg, South Africa
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 ...
Ahmedabad’s Janmarg: Changing the Game for BRT Systems in India
Ahmedabad’s Janmarg: Changing the Game for BRT Systems in India
As a result of the systematic and complete consideration of all the dimensions of a full bus rapid transit (BRT) system, Janmarg is in the process of being “a high quality public transport system, oriented to the user that offers fast, comfortable and low cost urban mobility.” It can quickly become a "best practice" of BRT system implementation in South Asia.
Is There Evidence Against BRT Sparking Development?
Is There Evidence Against BRT Sparking Development?
This is a serious question, but can any of the folks who get so upset with arguments for BRT point me to any resources showing that high-investment BRT—Bogota, not Houston—with physically separated right-of-ways and permanent-seeming stations and the rest, do ...
Yes, We Can Learn From The Developing World; or, Keeping an Open Mind About BRT
Yes, We Can Learn From The Developing World; or, Keeping an Open Mind About BRT
I hate to do another round on BRT with The Overhead Wire, but I can’t help myself. It’s an important discussion, particularly with BRT gaining momentum in D.C. The latest discussion started with Streetsblog making what seems like a very ...
Everything You Wanted to Know About Bogota's Transformation
Everything You Wanted to Know About Bogota's Transformation
As a Bogotano, I’m always excited to hear and see good things from my own city. This video happens to be a crash course in how the city transformed itself in a short time, with great images of what happened ...
NYT on BRT: Great to See, A Bit Disappointing to Read
NYT on BRT: Great to See, A Bit Disappointing to Read
For a BRT advocate, it was really exciting to wake up this morning to a front-page, above-the-fold article in the New York Times, with Transmilenio as the central picture. Reading Elisabeth Rosenthal’s article, though, I must say that there were ...
It's Business Time
It's Business Time
I wrote a couple of days ago about the need for smart growth advocates and urbanists to get smarter about playing the inside game. We’re winning the messaging but then losing behind closed doors, I argued. So I was particularly ...
Priority Bus Conference Notes
I spent yesterday at a fantastic conference on priority buses in the Washington area. Organized by the TPB and the Federal Transit Administration, we got to hear from transit officials from across the country about what innovations their areas have ...
Purple Line BRT vs. LRT, Round 2
Today’s post on BRT for the Purple Line seems to have sparked a flurry of anger on Twitter. We’ve got: theoverheadwireAbsolutely not. Trojan toll road RT @TheCityFix: Should Purple Line be BRT? Yes, if done correctly.https://bit.ly/aFpCL theoverheadwire@TheCityFix Not to mention ...
BRT vs. Light Rail for the Purple Line
BRT vs. Light Rail for the Purple Line
UPDATE: BeyondDC informs me by e-mail that, although you wouldn’t know it, this vote implies at the very least that Maryland has a strong preference for light rail, as that’s what the state asked the TPB to model the pollution ...
Purple Line Update: Planning Board Passes Unanimously
Purple Line Update: Planning Board Passes Unanimously
Map via PurpleLineMD.com. Great news today: The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, the region’s federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), unanimously approved the inclusion of the full Purple Line project in the region’s long-term plan. Read more at The ...
Purple Line, the Musical?
Purple Line, the Musical?
The Purple Line, a proposed 16-mile transit line in Maryland’s D.C. suburbs, has inspired a new musical, titled “Tracks,” written by Paul Stregevsky, a Department of Homeland Security employee, and Marshall White, a high school music teacher. (Check out performer ...
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