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Bus Rapid Transit Powers Ahead

Bus Rapid Transit Powers Ahead
Rik Thomas

One universal problem faced by any innovative new transport idea (although BRT, of course, is anything but new) is that nobody wants to be first; no matter how good the idea looks on paper people are, entirely understandably, very cautious about spending significant amounts of money on a project... continue

14 Sep 2012Local Transport Today Supplements
2012: BRT momentum grows rapidly in the UK

2012: BRT momentum grows rapidly in the UK
Dr Bob Tebb

The opening of the Cambridgeshire Busway in August 2011 put BRT on the map in the UK and no mistake. What a wonderful problem... continue

14 Sep 2012Local Transport Today Supplements

Mass transit demand boosted by rapid urbanisation
Bharani Lakshminarasimhan

More than 60% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities by 2020, which will result in considerable congestion if left unabated. With the evolution of megacities and megacorridors across the globe, average travel distances for passengers commuting to work are expected to... continue

14 Sep 2012Local Transport Today Supplements
BRT vs LRT: how do they match up?

BRT vs LRT: how do they match up?
Ross Clark

Over the last few years, there has been a lot of argument about the respective advantages of LRT... continue

14 Sep 2012Local Transport Today Supplements
Brazilian BRT moves into the fast lane

Brazilian BRT moves into the fast lane
Rodrigo Sírio Coelho and Eduardo Cândido Coelho

The city of Belo Horizonte is gearing up to host the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where the addition of a deluge of... continue

14 Sep 2012Local Transport Today Supplements
Will the UK catch the BRT virus?

Will the UK catch the BRT virus?
Colin Brader

The severity of the ‘infection’ varies from place to place – all those... continue

14 Sep 2012Local Transport Today Supplements
Lessons learnt from shining examples

Lessons learnt from shining examples
Kenneth Lin

Lessons should always be learnt from exemplar projects. One such project is in the York region suburbs,... continue

14 Sep 2012Local Transport Today Supplements
The rise and rise of smart ticketing

The rise and rise of smart ticketing
Lindsay Robertson

Smart ticketing is strongly supported by the Department for Transport, which has as one of its aims... continue

14 Sep 2012Local Transport Today Supplements
Putting conventional services in the shade

Putting conventional services in the shade
Mel Kendal

Phase one of Hampshire County Council’s £24m dedicated busway, the Eclipse service between Gosport and Fareham,... continue

14 Sep 2012Local Transport Today Supplements
Making it simpler makes it better

Making it simpler makes it better

The latest escalation of busway success is, in part, because a number of key technologies have been used to ensure that guided bus... continue

14 Sep 2012Local Transport Today Supplements
BRT’s boost for the Thames Gateway

BRT’s boost for the Thames Gateway
Zoe Vidion

It is always tricky to prove that property and land values have increased due to new transport... continue

14 Sep 2012Local Transport Today Supplements
How to deliver a successful bus rapid transit business case

How to deliver a successful bus rapid transit business case
Adil Chaudhrey and Alan Brett

The HM Treasury guidance on business cases provides a key... continue

14 Sep 2012Local Transport Today Supplements
Is the long struggle over - has BRT really come of age?

Is the long struggle over - has BRT really come of age?
David Eve

Forty-two years may seem like a long time – but... continue

14 Sep 2012Local Transport Today Supplements

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