Even as consensus on the utility of the Bus Rapid Transit corridor seems elusive, an expert on BRT projects has said the Delhi project is meeting its key objectives. Dario Hidalgo, earlier associated with the BRT project in BogotÃ¡, Colombia, has said the Delhi BRT is 'evolving' and 'succeeding in meeting some of its key objectives'.
World Resources Institute, Shell Foundation, and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) creating the Shanghai Sustainable Transport Partnership. This signing formalized an exciting plan to design an innovative mass transit system for Shanghai, with the goal of alleviating traffic congestion and air pollution.
The International Congress on Sustainable Transport organized by EMBARQ - the World Resources Institute's Center for Transport and the Environment - and the Center for Sustainable Transport in Mexico (CTS), will become the first Latin American forum for international experts to analyze the experience and potential of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects in the Americas.
Urban planners are slowly looking at BRT as a cheaper alternative to subway and light rail. Embarq, an environmental organization based in Washington and affiliated with the World Resources Institute, says dozens of similar systems are being considered around the world. Las Vegas recently started a BRT system, and Seattle and Houston are among several cities studying the rapid buses.
The overhaul of Santiago's public-transport system was the most ambitious transport reform ever tried by a developing country, says Darío Hidalgo of the World Resources Institute, a think-tank in Washington, DC.
After years of planning, the new Euclid Ave. Healthline has opened in Cleveland, Ohio. The project showcases a relative low cost alternative for cities looking for ways to improve accessibility. THe Healthline joins a growing list of BRT systems in the United States and North America.