Bus Rapid Transit Key To Improving Urban Transport in India

Buses are the backbone of urban mobility in India. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is the key to creating efficient and attractive bus services that attract increasingly affluent residents.

December 16, 2014, 8:00 AM PST

By Todd Litman

The new report, Bus Karo 2.0 – Case Studies from India, by EMBARQ India provides comprehensive guidance on all aspects of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) planning and operations, including the design of routes and support infrastructure, operations management, driving training, technology applications, branding and marketing, and financing models. This report uses real case studies from various Indian cities to demonstrate the large efficiency gains and benefits that BRT systems can provide. 

Embarq has once again delivered a report that is comprehensive, easy to understand, and attractive. It demonstrates, once again, that developing countries are often leading the way to innovation and creative problem-solving. Well done Embarq!

Monday, December 15, 2014 in Bus Karo 2.0 – Case Studies from India

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