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MS PAINT ART: BRT Bus

893556_10151344027328176_504800530_oA “surface subway” Bus rapid transit (BRT) bus. Utilizing elevated platforms, of course. Axial straight-shot routes, and these big boys supplemented by feeder buslines or streetcars.

*As much as I love the TransMilenio, the aesthetic of the ‘tracks’ needs improvement.

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Successful BRT Systems: Characteristics

What do effective Bus Rapid Transit systems (BRTs) have in common?BRT

• Physically segregated busways
• Operation of trunk+feeder buses
• High station platforms
• Fare prepayment, flat fares, free transfers
• Mostly operated by private companies
• High passenger volumes
• High commercial speeds of operation
• Much lower cost than LRT or metro
• BUT: Metro-like appearance
• Distinct identity and good image

 

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