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Posts Tagged ‘Bus Rapid Transit’

BRT: The Future of Urban Transportation in Brazil & Beyond

Friday, February 27th, 2015
BRT: The Future of Urban Transportation in Brazil & Beyond

The Nacional Association of Urban Transports Companies (NTU) and the ONG Embarq Brasil presents the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), a system with buses of high levels of service that is part of the solutions for urban mobility on the surface.

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Bus Rapid Transit in the Pacific Northwest

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
Bus Rapid Transit in the Pacific Northwest

The Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA) is the business leadership group for regional mobility in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Cary.

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Saving Lives With Sustainable Transport

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Saving Lives With Sustainable Transport

Today, more than half the world’s population live in cities. And another 1.5 billion people will be added to city populations by 2030. Over 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes every year. That’s eight Boeing 747’s every single day.

We present here how research-based transportation and public space solutions that save lives.

This video draws on examples from examples from Brazil, India, Mexico, and Turkey. We look at how traffic fatalities, injuries, and crashes can be reduced through Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), more cycling and walking, as well as better city design.

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The BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Standard

Friday, June 27th, 2014
EXAMPLE OF TWO-WAY MEDIAN-ALIGNED BUSWAY THAT IS IN THE CENTRAL VERGE OF A TWO-WAY ROAD 8 POINTS

INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORTATION & DEVELOPMENT POLICY

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Cleveland, OH: Touring the Euclid Ave Bus Rapid Transit Line

Monday, March 17th, 2014
Cleveland, OH: Touring the Euclid Ave Bus Rapid Transit Line

A brief tour of Cleveland’s Euclid Avenue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line, narrated by Joseph Shaffer, the engineer in charge of building it. The tour was organized by Freshwater Transit for Southeast Michigan (Detroit) area transit advocates.

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More Development for Your Transit Dollar

Friday, September 27th, 2013
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INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY
A growing number of American cities are promoting transit-oriented development1 (TOD) in order to combat congestion and other problems associated with sprawling, car-dominated suburban growth. Many are planning rail-based mass transit investments like light rail transit (LRT) and streetcars, hoping they will stimulate transit-oriented development, but are finding the costs to be crippling. Increasingly, cities in the US, finding themselves short of funds, are wondering whether BRT, a lower cost mass transit solution initially developed in Latin America and a relatively new form of mass transit in the US, could also be used here to leverage transit-oriented development investments.

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Montgomery County, MD: A Rapid Transit Solution to Traffic

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Montgomery County, MD, just outside of Washington, DC, has proposed a 10-corridor bus rapid transit system to relieve congestion and increase transit access to county residents. Why does Montgomery County need a Rapid Transit System? What would it look like? Why now?

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Midsize Cities on the Move: A Look at the Next Generation of Rapid Bus, Bus Rapid Transit, and Streetcar Projects in the United States

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

RECONNECTING AMERICA Introduction Public transportation investments have helped to shape many of America‚Äôs cities. The largest metropolises typically have extensive rail and bus systems that provide mobility for commuters, residents, and visitors and serve as the backbone of the regional economy. The recent shutdown of the New York subway system as a result of Hurricane […]

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Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit Sustainable Corridor Implementation Plan

Monday, July 30th, 2012

RECONNECTING AMERICA Introduction Project Purpose In spring of 2011, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, was awarded a grant from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to prepare the Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit Sustainable Corridor Implementation Plan (Orange Line BRT Sustainable CIP). Metro, […]

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Peer-to-Peer Information Exchange on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Bus Priority Best Practices

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

Introduction

The purpose of this effort, sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), has been to foster a dialogue among peers at transportation and planning agencies about their experiences with promoting public transit.

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