Connecticut’s CTfastrak BRT a Success

Shiny green and white articulated buses glide in and out of sleek stations that protect riders from the elements. Level boarding, simple off and on-board payment, ubiquitous display signs with real-time arrival information and cleanly designed system maps further ensure a comfortable and worry-free user experience. Enthusiastically received by the public, press and authorities, and with robust ridership levels, CTfastrak is a bold display of BRT’s potential to rapidly and radically upgrade transit in US cities.

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Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years

Bus rapid transit has grown by 383 percent in the last ten years, according to new data released by ITDP. As cities around the world discover the benefits and cost effectiveness of BRT, they have built hundreds of systems across dozens of countries that qualify as true BRT. A new interactive map shows a comprehesive list of BRT systems globally, based on in depth data of systems scored in 2013 and 2014.

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Global BRTData

The goal of BRTData is to improve the sustainable transport community’s access to reliable and current data about the BRT and bus corridors currently in operation. We aim to improve the quality and impact of the industry by opening up access to data about the design, performance and cost of these systems. The platform provides a convenient repository of data from a variety of sources including researchers, transit agencies, municipalities and NGOs.

Source : Global BRTData

Bus Rapid Transit in Europe

EuroTransport has recently showcased1 several Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems in the UK along with the success of Keolis in introducing BRT in their areas of operation. The bigger question is; does BRT also work for the rest of Europe? To find out, Public Transport Industry Expert Graham Ellis has been looking at the BRT picture across Europe.

Source : Bus Rapid Transit in Europe