Interactive Worldwide Map of Successful Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Interactive Worldwide Map of Successful Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

 

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy created an interactive map that labels successful Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors worldwide. The ITDP created a BRT Standard that these programs must meet.

The ITDP uses elements to define BRT , which include a dedicated right-of-way, busway alignment, off-board fare collection, intersection treatments, and platform-level boarding. The standard looks a various BRT corridors and scores how they fare within these elements.

The BRT standard focuses on BRT corridors instead of BRT systems because “quality of BRT in cities with multiple corridors can vary significantly.” BRT Corridors are defined as: “A section of road or contiguous roads served by a bus route or multiple bus routes with a minimum length of 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) that has dedicated bus lanes.” 

 

It is great to see so many successful BRT programs across the world. We hope that the BRT system planned for Montgomery County will include many of elements these successful programs maintain.

Rebecca Hertz

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Rebecca Hertz is the Assistant Executive Director of Friends of White Flint. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Development and Social Change from Clark University, Worcester Massachusetts in 2012. She completed her Master’s Degree from Clark University, as well, in Community Development and Planning in 2013. She is interested in how built environments impact the health and growth of communities. Prior to this role, she worked as a youth worker and mentor for several non-profit organizations in Maryland and Massachusetts. She grew up in Rockville, MD and has recently moved back to the region.

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