BUS RAPID TRANSIT
BRT (Bus Rapid Transport)
When cities grow, mobility becomes a necessity and efficient public transport is a key to long-term prosperity. In many cases, BRT, a Bus Rapid Transit system, is the ultimate solution. Shorter travel time, reduced congestion and positive socio-economic effects are just some of its benefits. BRT supports growth – and the population’s quality of life.
Cutting travel time
When a BRT solution is in place things start to happen instantly. Travel time is reduced – up to 50% – and average speed increases for all kinds of traffic along the corridor. That’s because BRT
reduces congestion. A significant proportion of commuters will choose BRT instead of their private car.
Affordable and expandable
BRT delivers high capacity at a fraction of the cost of a rail-bound system. It is also fully possible to start with one line, even as an extension of an existing route, in order to test the experience. And, it can be done fast – construction time is a lot shorter than for a tram or metro line.
Cleaner and safer cities
When cars are taken off the streets a city will see improved air quality, reduced noise and a reduced number of accidents. Emissions per passenger drop and each traffic accident that's avoided improves the quality-of-life of a city's population, and has socio-economic benefits. But there’s a lot more to it – the big win comes in the long run.
A developed society is not where the poor drive cars, but where the rich go by public transport.
INVESTMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION
Introducing BRT is faster than any comparable alternative, costs a lot less and can be expanded and adjusted gradually. Tram and metro systems create a severe impact for many years during construction and become a rigid part of the infrastructure.