BRT Boom in U.S.

A new study says that Los Angeles, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Eugene and Pittsburgh are leading the surge with the best bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in the nation.
May 28, 2011, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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The report also recognizes Chicago; Montgomery County, Maryland; and the San Francisco Bay Area for BRT systems that are in the works but haven't yet been built.

Walter Hook, Executive Director, of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, said that even though BRT has come along way in the United States there is yet to be a truly exemplary system:

"...based on what we've seen in our work in cities around the world, we think there's still more that could be done. Getting at least one truly world-class BRT system built in the U.S. could inspire cities around the country to rethink the way they use buses in the fight against increasing traffic congestion and rising fuel prices."

Thanks to Dani Simons

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Published on Thursday, May 26, 2011 in The Institute of Transportation and Development Policy
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