The Atlantic Cities has a piece on the growing popularity of bus rapid transit (BRT), both in the developing world and more recently cash-strapped transit authorities in the US. When it’s done right, it’s been called a “surface subway” or “rail on rubber”. Done half-assed, it’s just another bus line. Let’s hope we get it right with FasTracks on US 36.
4 thoughts on “The Growing Popularity of Bus Rapid Transit”
why would it be called ‘surface subway’? why not ‘light rail but a bus’?
i.e. what would make a bus more like ‘surface subway’ than ‘surface rail’?
I think the only reason they went with “Surface subway” is the alliteration 🙂