Bus Rapid Transit

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) refers to the adaptation of rubber-tired road buses to serve rapid transit purposes within metropolitan areas. In many ways, the kind of transportation service offered by BRT systems is analogous to traditional rail rapid transit systems, such as metros (subways) or light rail, because they are designed to operate at higher frequencies and generally serve fewer stops, spaced farther apart from one another, than bus stops in a regular city bus service. The first comprehensive BRT system was implemented in Curitiba, Brazil, for its cost advantages and the operational flexibility it offered over rail systems. As a result of the success of the system in Curitiba, BRT has been growing in popularity around the globe, in both the developing and developed ...

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