Brisbane, Australia’s new South East Busway, which opened in 2000–2001, is one of the most technologically-advanced Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems in the world. It represents the “state-of-the-art” in busway design, infrastructure, and operations management. The South East Busway and various other Brisbane busway initiatives are modeled on Ottawa, Canada’s transitway system. Since commencement of operation in the early 1980s, Ottawa’s network of bus-only roadways and stations has transformed the community into one of the most transit-friendly centers in North America.
Rathwell, Sean & Schijns, Stephen.
Ottawa and Brisbane: Comparing a Mature Busway System with Its State-of-the-Art Progeny.
Journal of Public Transportation, 5 (2): 163-182.
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