n IMIESA - Bus rapid transit (BRT) : cover story

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 34, Issue 1, Jan 2009, p. 4 - 5
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Bus rapid transit, a form of public transport, could soon become more commonplace and provide a solution to South Africa's public transport woes. Global demand for cleaner cities with faster and more affordable mass transit systems has once again popularised the bus, but this time for its role in so-called bus rapid transport (BRT) systems, which operate along dedicated bus lanes. Globally there are no fewer than 40 BRT systems now operating in Latin America, North America, Europe, Australasia, and Asia. More than 80 systems are in the planning stage with even London and New York City, home of the world's largest subway system, considering BRT.

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