Bus Rapid Transit

February 4, 2011, 9am PST
Bus rapid transit is growing in popularity throughout the world, though implementation is lacking in the U.S.
THE DIRT
January 5, 2011, 12pm PST
New dedicated lanes and limited-stop buses have entered the transportation picture in New York City.
The New York Times
December 29, 2010, 2pm PST
Garrett Bradford of TheCityFix reviews some of the most innovative and sustainable transit systems from around the globe that made their debut over the last twelve months.
TheCityFix
December 23, 2010, 11am PST
Bogota's integrated mass transit system has been operation for a decade and continues to grow, but faces challenges for the coming years, from the constant growth in ridership to irregularities in construction contracts.
TheCityFix
December 10, 2010, 1pm PST
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority finally approved the construction of 7.7 miles of bus lanes along Wilshire Boulevard, with the exception of a one mile stretch in Westwood known as 'Condo Canyon.'
The Los Angeles Times
Blog post
November 15, 2010, 5am PST
Virtually every modern economy is mixed: governments produce some goods and services and private companies produce others. Governments generally provide those goods and services that are either considered essential and should be available to everybody regardless of ability to pay, or that require strategic coordination, including police protection, basic education, transportation infrastructure, parks, and public health services.

Transportation facilities and services are among these basic government functions.

Todd Litman
November 13, 2010, 7am PST
After a year of outreach and research, Indy Connect has published its report yesterday outlining recommendations for the next 25 years of public transit expenditure. They call for $2.4 billion on transit and $8.4 on road expansion and maintenance.
the transport politic
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