BRT on the Rise Globally

Bus rapid transit is growing in popularity throughout the world, though implementation is lacking in the U.S.

This piece from the ASLA's blog The Dirt looks at how the transportation system has grown in popularity.

"Worldwide, there are now 200 dedicated bus corridors running over 4,000 kilometers. These networks have 7,000 stations, providing stops for 30,000 buses. Each day, 27 million people, or about one percent of the global urban population, is now riding BRT. Los Angeles, the site of one of the few major BRT systems in the U.S., is in the lead in terms of number of kilometers covered, but falls behind when considering the number of residents using the system each day. Both China and India are seeing exploding growth in BRT ridership.

In addition, more cities are catching on - more than 15 cities started BRT operations in 2010, representing 13 per cent growth over 2009."

Full Story: The Explosive Growth of Bus Rapid Transit

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