The Growing Popularity of Bus Rapid Transit

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.

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Zane Selvans

A former space explorer, now marooned on a beautiful, dying world.

4 thoughts on “The Growing Popularity of Bus Rapid Transit”

  1. 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’?

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