Bus Rapid Transit
Cutting carbon emissions and reducing traffic congestion.
According to a recent study by sustainable transport advocate EMBARQ, the use of high-quality bus rapid transit systems can positively affect the lives of people living in big cities. Bus Rapid Transit or BRT is a system of bus only lanes or roadways for high-capacity fuel efficient buses that are designed to reduce the environmental impact of the daily commute, while shortening travel times and increasing road safety.
BRT systems are in the works for several U.S. cities like Chicago and Maryland, while cities abroad are already reaping the benefits of this re-imagination of public transportation. This video highlights successful BRT systems in Mexico City and Istanbul:
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