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Amman May Nix Bus Rapid Transit

The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) may no longer be pursuing a bus rapid transit (BRT) system because of opposition from within government circles.

Anonymous sources interviewed for an article in the Jordan Times say that although the proposed BRT project looks good on paper, the committee tasked with assessing the system "...has faced 'political pressure' to drop the project altogether."

Itir Sonuparlak of The City Fix summarizes the proposed project:

"The initial plans of the BRT called for three routes, totaling 32 kilometers (20 miles.) The BRT service was designed with premium, high-capacity buses running along Amman's busiest corridors on exclusive and completely segregated lanes, each one carrying 120 passengers and running on three-minute intervals during rush hour."

Thanks to Jeffrey Riecke

Full Story: Amman Bus Rapid Transit Project Faces Delays

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