Posts tagged with 'bus rapid transit (BRT)'
DC’s Metro Closure Shows Why Creating Trust in Public Transit Matters
DC’s Metro Closure Shows Why Creating Trust in Public Transit Matters
Washington, D.C., one of the most powerful cities on Earth, has been thrown off-stride by a transit crisis. Starting March 16, the U.S. capital’s Metro system, which serves more than 710,000 passengers daily, closed down for 29 hours for emergency power ...
TransMilenio BRT in Bogotá, Colombia. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil.
New Research Shows How BRT Ridership Is Making Bogota a Healthier City
Physical inactivity is one of the ten leading risk factors for death worldwide. Approximately 5.3 million people die prematurely every year due to cardiovascular diseases, breast and colon cancer and diabetes and other illnesses associated with sedentary lifestyles. According to The ...
Making Space for Corridors and Ensuring Reliability: Answering BRT's Biggest Questions
Making Space for Corridors and Ensuring Reliability: Answering BRT's Biggest Questions
On January 11, 2016 the BRT Center of Excellence launched a new book called “Restructuring Public Transport through Bus Rapid Transit.” The new resource provides researchers, students and decision makers an overview of how cities can effectively implement BRT in a variety ...
Emerging Trends, Model Cities and Major Challenges: Answering BRT’s Biggest Questions
Emerging Trends, Model Cities and Major Challenges: Answering BRT’s Biggest Questions
On January 11, 2016 the BRT Center of Excellence launched a new book called “Restructuring Public Transport through Bus Rapid Transit.” The new resource provides researchers, students and decision makers an overview of how cities can effectively implement BRT in ...
With a (Not So) New Mayor, Bogotá Refocuses Its Attention on Public Transport
With a (Not So) New Mayor, Bogotá Refocuses Its Attention on Public Transport
In his inaugural address on January 1, 2016, Mayor of Bogota Enrique Peñalosa outlined some ambitious goals. In line with the achievements of his first administration, Peñalosa declared his vision to make Bogota a world leader in sustainable mobility with the “best public transport ...
BRTData: 200 Cities Now Registered in World’s Largest Open-Source BRT Database
BRTData: 200 Cities Now Registered in World’s Largest Open-Source BRT Database
Without preventative action, there will be more than 2 billion cars on the road in 2035, heightening already existing congestion and air pollution. However, there are alternatives to private vehicles that can circumvent this business-as-usual scenario, which are highlighted in ...
After 15 Years of Moving People, Here's What Bogotá's BRT Should Do Next
After 15 Years of Moving People, Here's What Bogotá's BRT Should Do Next
The official inauguration of the TransMilenio bus rapid transit (BRT) system took place 15 years ago today, on December 4th of 2000; the event was a milestone for public transportation in Bogotá, Colombia, and changed the way the world thought ...
Where BRT Came from, and Where It's Going
Where BRT Came from, and Where It's Going
Bus rapid transit (BRT) and Bus of High Level of Service (BHLS) have been implemented in 197 cities around the world, with corridors extending a total of 5,000 km and carrying 32 million passengers per day.  Furthermore, as cities continue ...
From Ideas to Implementation: 4 Strategies for Driving Change in Governance
From Ideas to Implementation: 4 Strategies for Driving Change in Governance
How do we make cities work for people? As a WRI Helms Fellow on Urban Governance and Sustainable Cities, Maria Antonia Tigre was tasked with answering this question. Through From ideas to implementation: creating sustainable cities with good governance here ...
Friday Fun: 3 Cities Transforming How We Think About Bus Stops
Friday Fun: 3 Cities Transforming How We Think About Bus Stops
In the mid-1980s, buses made up nearly 44 percent of all traffic in the Soviet Union, connecting the disparate republics that spanned from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Buses roared into small towns, seemingly in the middle of ...
Learning from Delhi’s BRT Failure, and Looking to the City’s Future
Learning from Delhi’s BRT Failure, and Looking to the City’s Future
In an appeal to scrap the current BRT corridor in Delhi, Saurabh Bharadwaj, former transport minister said: “The stretch on which this BRT has been made was not the best choice. For one, the bus lanes are in the middle ...
How to Integrate a New BRT System With Existing Transport Modes
How to Integrate a New BRT System With Existing Transport Modes
Public transport is essential for a city to function. However, cities in the Global South often encounter financial and planning challenges when developing public transport systems due to the cost and complexity of design and implementation. For example, bus rapid ...
Day 2 of Cities & Transport International Congress: New Climate Economy, Planning for Safer Roads
Day 2 of Cities & Transport International Congress: New Climate Economy, Planning for Safer Roads
Today marked the second and final day of the Cities & Transport International Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where more than 1,000 participants and 130 speakers gathered to share their experiences and ideas on how to forge sustainable cities. ...
BRT Hits 400 Corridors and Systems Worldwide
BRT Hits 400 Corridors and Systems Worldwide
Last week, bus rapid transit (BRT) reached a global milestone, as the number of mapped BRT corridors and systems in BRTData.org’s database broke 400. As an online resource, BRTData compiles and tracks the development and progress of BRT projects globally. ...
Jaime Lerner: Innovating in Brazil and the Future of Urban Transport
Jaime Lerner: Innovating in Brazil and the Future of Urban Transport
Jaime Lerner, a three-term mayor of Curitiba, turned the city into a model for quality public transport. In the 1970s, for example, Lerner created bus priority corridors—a new transport mode that was cheaper than metro but just as effective. Jaime ...
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