New Report Explores the Benefits of BRT

By synthesizing existing literature and utilizing four detailed case studies, a new report from EMBARQ explores how bus rapid transit can impact the quality of life, productivity, health, and safety of city residents.

"Around the world, cities are searching for sustainable ways to transport residents quickly, efficiently, and safely throughout their streets," writes Robin King. "One such solution is bus rapid transit (BRT), which is already widely implemented in both the developed and developing worlds."

"A new report from EMBARQ, Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts of Bus Rapid Transit Systems, examines global evidence as well as four in-depth case studies of BRT systems in Bogotá, Colombia; Mexico City, Mexico; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Istanbul, Turkey. It concludes that BRT improves quality of life in cities in at least four key ways: saving travel time, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) and local air pollutant emissions, improving traffic safety, and increasing physical activity."

Full Story: 4 ways cities benefit from bus rapid transit

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