Transoeste is a bus rapid transit (BRT) line stretching from Barra da Tijuca to Santa Cruz, with a branch to Campo Grande. TransOeste was the first line to open in the Rio de Janeiro BRT system. The corridor was a transformation of the Avenida das Américas to expand the carriageways for exclusive use of high capacity buses, the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), with transfer stations in the median, and also included the construction of the Grota Funda Tunnel. The Transoeste corridor was inaugurated on June 6, 2012.
Bus rapid transit (BRT), also called a busway or transitway, is a bus-based public transport system designed to improve capacity and reliability relative to a conventional bus system. Typically, a BRT system includes roadways that are dedicated to buses, and gives priority to buses at intersections where buses may interact with other traffic; alongside design features to reduce delays caused by passengers boarding or leaving buses, or purchasing fares. BRT aims to combine the capacity and speed of a metro with the flexibility, lower cost and simplicity of a bus system.
TransJakarta is a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Jakarta, Indonesia. The first BRT system in Southeast Asia, it commenced operations on 15 January 2004 to provide a fast public transport system to help reduce rush hour traffic. The system is considered as the first revolutionary public transit mode in the capital city of Indonesia. The buses run in dedicated lanes, and ticket prices are subsidised by the regional government. TransJakarta has the world's longest BRT system, which operates about 3900 buses. As of February 2020, it serves an average of 1.006 million passengers daily.
The HealthLine is a bus rapid transit (BRT) line run by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority in Cleveland and East Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The line runs along Euclid Avenue from Public Square in downtown Cleveland to the Louis Stokes Station at Windermere in East Cleveland. It began operation on October 24, 2008. Its current name was the result of a naming rights deal with the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland. The HealthLine is denoted with a silver color and abbreviated simply as HL on most RTA publications.
The Delhi BRTS was a bus rapid transit system in Delhi. The first route opened in 2008 ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games which were held in the city. The project was well used but has been criticised for the difficulty of access to the bus platforms, which are in the middle of the road, for lack of enforcement and for the effect it has had on other motor traffic. A legal challenge was defeated in 2012.
The first bus rapid transit in Brazil (BRT) was built in 1974 in the city of Curitiba by the then mayor, architect Jaime Lerner, and became the first BRT in the world. The goal of the system is to provide high quality rail transit service to customers and at a comparable cost to that of a bus transit. Curitiba's success inspired the implementation of similar plans in more than 100 cities around the world, including the Brazilian cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Manaus, Goiânia, Aracaju, Salvador, Recife, and Brasília.
Guangzhou Bus Rapid Transit is the bus rapid transit (BRT) system of the city of Guangzhou in the People's Republic of China. Its first line was put into operation on 10 February 2010. It handles approximately 1,000,000 passenger trips daily with a peak passenger flow of 26,900 pphpd. In fact, this rapid transit system contains the world's longest BRT stations - around 260m including bridges - with bus volumes of 1 bus every 10 seconds or 350 per hour in a single direction. The BRT system has two new lines and two extensions planned.
The Cebu Bus Rapid Transit System is a planned mass transit system for Cebu City located within the greater Cebu Metropolitan Area. It is expected to become the first operational bus rapid transit project in the Philippines. Only one line has been planned in detail so far, but scheme developers note the potential to develop a larger network comprising the adjacent cities Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue and Talisay. Leadership in both Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue have shown interest in the network. This will be constructed at the end or last quarter of 2017 and the first route could be operational by the end of 2019.
The BLAST network is a plan for a frequent rapid transit system in the city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It was conceived as part of the city's 2007 transportation master plan. It was later incorporated by Metrolinx as part of its regional transportation plan, The Big Move. The B-Line LRT and A-Line are among the plan's prioritized transit expansion projects and were funding by the Government of Ontario in May 2015.
TransOlímpica is a bus rapid transit (BRT) line in Rio de Janeiro connecting Barra da Tijuca and Deodoro. It is the third line of the Rio de Janeiro BRT system. The new route has two carriageways with three lanes in each direction and one bus lane for each carriageway.
Transcarioca is a bus rapid transit (BRT) line in Rio de Janeiro, connecting Barra da Tijuca with Galeão International Airport. The Transcarioca line was the second line to open on the Rio de Janeiro BRT system. Work on the line started in March 2011 and the official opening took place on June 1, 2014, just before the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Transcarioca is also a set of citybus lines that mainly operate in Barra da Tijuca.
Bus rapid transit in New Jersey comprises limited-stop bus service, exclusive bus lanes (XBL) and bus bypass shoulders (BBS). Under the banner Next Generation Bus New Jersey Transit (NJT), the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), and the metropolitan planning organizations of New Jersey (MPO) which recommend and authorize transportation projects are undertaking the creation of several additional bus rapid transit systems (BRT) in the state. In 2011, NJT announced that it would equip its entire bus fleet with devices for real-time locating, thus creating the basis for "next bus" scheduling information at bus shelters. The introduction and expanded use of bus rapid transit in Garden State is part of worldwide phenomenon to bring mass transit to heavily trafficked corridors in both high and medium density areas as a cost-saving, and sometimes more flexible, alternative to rail transportation, thus reducing automobile dependency and traffic congestion.
The Lahore Metrobus is a bus rapid transit service operating in Lahore Punjab, Pakistan. Lahore Metrobus service is integrated with Lahore Transport Company's local bus service to operate as one urban transport system, providing seamless transit service across Lahore District with connections to neighboring suburban communities. The Lahore Metrobus was designed to be opened in stages, with the first stage opening on 11 February 2013 stretching from Gajumata to Shahadra. The 27 km stretch was opened during a ceremony by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif along with Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Bekir Bozdağ. The second and third stages have been put on hold, as proposals have been put forth to convert the remaining stages to light rail. The Orange Line of the Lahore Metro was initially planned as a BRT.
The BRT Standard is an evaluation tool for Bus Rapid Transit corridors around the world, based on international best practices. The Standard establishes a common definition for BRT and identifies BRT best practices, as well as functioning as a scoring system to allow BRT corridors to be evaluated and recognized for their superior design and management aspects.
sbX is a bus rapid transit (BRT) service in San Bernardino and Loma Linda, California, United States. It is operated by Omnitrans, a public transportation agency in southwestern San Bernardino County. The route is internally named by Omnitrans as the Green Line.
The São Mateus–Jabaquara metropolitan corridor, also called ABD Corridor is a bus rapid transit line in Brazil, linking the city of São Paulo to three neighboring cities, Diadema, São Bernardo do Campo and Santo André, as well as (indirectly) Mauá. Operations started in 1988. Its other name references one letter per city, the same way the ABC region in Greater São Paulo is named.
The Vine is a bus rapid transit (BRT) route in Vancouver, Washington that is operated by C-Tran. The 6-mile-long (9.7 km) line runs from downtown Vancouver to the Vancouver Mall, serving 34 stations primarily on Fourth Plain Boulevard. It opened on January 8, 2017, becoming the first bus rapid transit system in the Portland metropolitan area.
The Rio de Janeiro bus system forms an important part of the public transport system in the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
TransPeshawar or Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit is a bus rapid transit system currently under construction by the Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. Divided into two separate phases, the first phase of the TransPeshawar BRT system will encompass an east-west corridor to be served by 30 stations with an initial 220 buses out of which 155 are 12-meter-long buses while 65 are 18-meter-long buses. 88% of funding is being provided by the Asian Development Bank.
The Lincoln Boulevard Transit Line is a proposed 10 mile bus rapid transit or light rail transit line in the Metro Busway network in Los Angeles, California. It is planned to operate on a north to south route on Lincoln Boulevard between the Green Line and Crenshaw/LAX Line's Aviation/96th Street station with the E Line's Downtown Santa Monica station on the Metro Rail system. A proposed completion date of 2047 for BRT and unknown for rail. It is funded by Measure M & R. The route will have signal priority at traffic lights and will have a dedicated right of way.
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