BRT Papers & Reports

Papers & Reports

"The Challenge of New Bus Technology to Manufacturers and Operators"
Although there has been much written and discussed about the implications of each change in bus technology on transit systems, little mention has been given to the pace and the total amount of the change on public transportation organizations, procurement practices, training, maintenance and service planning.

"Is BRT Just 'Cheap LRT'?"
This paper argues why BRT and LRT should not be put in competition with one another, but complement each mode as separate technologies in the toolbox of cities' urban transportation strategies.

"Institutional Aspects of BRT"
Various facets of ITS technology, used with BRT, offer the possibility of enhancing transit bus operations and the quality of services delivered to riders.

A BRT Overview
A look at what characteristics define BRT, the current BRT situation and different tiers of the service.

Using Public-Private Partnerships to Develop BRT
Ways to develop and run BRT cheaper, faster and better.

BUS RAPID TRANSIT WORKSHOP "Action Plan for a Thriving BRT Market"
Proceedings from FTA BRT Workshop in Los Angeles, April 2002.

"Prospects for Employing Public-Private Partnerships In U.S. Bus Service Delivery"
This paper analyzes the current status of competitive contracting, going beyond this technique to discuss many others, including those more widely employed in other countries and on U.S. rail projects.

"A Practical Approach to Bus Rapid Transit"
This article compares the complicated, high-end BRT with the more practical approach, and illustrates with examples that the latter end of the continuum is where most cities are headed.


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