Bus Rapid Transit

November 12, 2010, 5am PST
Two bus rapid transit projects in Austin that have been delayed for years due to lack of funding have been revived.
The Austin-American Statesman
October 12, 2010, 6am PDT
The new system is designed to reduce travel time along a heavily congested north-south route on the city's East Side. However, unfamiliar ticketing protocols led to passenger confusion on the first day of operation.
The New York Times
July 29, 2010, 12pm PDT
The London bus network carries over twice the number of people as the underground network. "But with Britain's new coalition government preparing comprehensive budget cuts, the future of London's transport network is uncertain."
The Global Urbanist
July 26, 2010, 1pm PDT
A new bus rapid transit project has begun construction in Amman, Jordan -- a first for the country.
Treehugger
July 13, 2010, 5am PDT
Chicago and New York City have secured funds form the Federal Transportation Administration to build bus rapid transit systems.
The Architect's Newspaper
Blog post
July 12, 2010, 9am PDT

Spanish football fans are celebrating in the streets, while in The Netherlands they are drowning their sorrows, but the real winners of the 2010 World Cup are the people of South Africa. Long after the last vuvuzela is sounded, residents and visitors will enjoy the legacy of new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems build in South Africa’s four major cities.

 

Todd Litman
July 6, 2010, 2pm PDT
This feature from <em>New York</em> magazine looks at the increasingly attractive option of introducing more bus rapid transit lines into New York City.
New York
July 1, 2010, 9am PDT
All summer long the newly installed BRT in Bangkok will offer free rides to passengers as the kinks are worked out of the system.
TheCityFix
June 8, 2010, 8am PDT
More changes are coming to Manhattan as auto-space yields to bus-space on First and Second Aves. Will transit users comply with the honor system as boarding will take place from all three doors? The lanes will be 'terra-cotta brown' without barrier.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
June 4, 2010, 7am PDT
This post from <em>The City Fix</em> looks at some of the new public transit systems that have been built in South Africa ahead of this year's World Cup.
The City Fix
May 20, 2010, 11am PDT
<em>Los Angeles Times</em> columnist David Lazarus offers broad suggestions for fixing public transit in L.A.
Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2010, 12pm PDT
With a plan to distribute $775 million in federal funding for urban bus projects, <em>Next American City</em>'s Yonah Freemark suggests using it to fund projects like Cleveland's Healthline BRT.
Next American City
April 23, 2010, 6am PDT
This piece from <em>Places</em> takes a look at a new bus rapid transit system that is growing in the Indian city of Ahmedabad.
Places
April 16, 2010, 7am PDT
Last Thursday, Las Vegas broke ground on the ACE Green Line, a new BRT corridor that will connect downtown Las Vegas and Henderson.
TheCityFix.com
April 15, 2010, 9am PDT
Funding seems locked for a planned streetcar line in Detroit, but some locals argue that what the metro region really needs is a wider-reaching bus rapid transit system. <em>The Transport Politic</em> profiles the proposals.
the transport politic
April 7, 2010, 1pm PDT
A half-cent sales tax increase to fund transit passed handily yesterday in St. Louis County, Missouri.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 2, 2010, 1pm PST
NY's Dept. of Transportation has released pictures of a planned separated bus route on 34th St., which would be a first for the city.
Streetsblog
February 22, 2010, 11am PST
The major cities in South Africa are busy building new bus rapid transit systems to improve the way their residents get around. But in Johannesburg, the new system is having a rocky start.
The New York Times
February 10, 2010, 1pm PST
The CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority details the feast or famine of transportation planning in Southern California in 2010: budgets are being slashed while a new sales tax and federal stimulus go online.
The Planning Report
February 10, 2010, 10am PST
Officials in Lagos, Nigeria, are calling for the city's successful bus rapid transit system to be expanded to other cities throughout the country.
Daily Champion