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Posts Tagged ‘Bus Rapid Transit’

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’s 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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Boston, MA: The Silver Line BRT System

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Uploaded by timosha21 on YouTube.

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Recapturing Global Leadership in Bus Rapid Transit: A Survey of Select U.S. Cities

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
The El Monte Busway in Los Angeles, California, built in the early 1970s, was an early forerunner of BRT. Photo: Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library — Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority

INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORTATION & DEVELOPMENT POLICY
Bus Rapid Transit was first implemented in Curitiba, Brazil in 1974, and has become a global phenomenon in the twenty-first century. Major new BRT projects have opened since the turn of the century in Africa, Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Turkey, several cities in Europe, and dozens of cities in Latin America…Though it is still in its infancy in the United States, several good BRT systems have opened in the country over the last decade, and perhaps a dozen new projects are in the pipeline in cities from San Francisco to Chicago. In many ways, the spread of BRT in the twenty-first century mimics the worldwide spread of the streetcar a century earlier.

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Video: Vision of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for San Francisco

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Vision of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for San Francisco
-italolyra on YouTube

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L.A.’s Orange Line: Bus Rapid Transit (plus bike path!)

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

“Who would have thought that one of the best Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems in the U.S. would be in its most crowded, congested, sprawling city? Well check this out. It’s really fabulous…”

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