Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has the potential to bridge the gap between conventional rubber-tired transit operations and rail systems. Based on relatively low-cost, proven technology, BRT is gaining acceptance in many communities around the world that are endeavoring to provide high-quality transit service. While proposed applications of this new mode vary considerably, some conditions may be more appropriate than others. This article explores, from the point of view of the practitioner, some of the benefits and drawbacks of BRT.
Carey, Graham N.
Applicability of Bus Rapid Transit to Corridors with Intermediate Levels of Transit Demand.
Journal of Public Transportation, 5 (2): 97-113.
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