An Innovative Way to Design and Improve Bus Systems
The EMBARQ BRT Simulator, a computer software tool, tests and improves the design of proposed bus rapid transit systems across Latin America. The software evaluates traffic flows and detects potential problems before any real construction begins, which could help cities save valuable time and money during the planning process.
Mexico's Second Largest City Takes Lead on Sustainable Transport
The first line of Guadalajara's Macrobús corridor, which opened in March 2009, spans 16 kilometers along Calzada Independencia, one of the city’s most iconic but congested avenues. The system’s fleet of 41 articulated buses operates on exclusive car-free lanes with frequent pick-ups from the 27 stations that integrate with the city’s existing bus routes and light rail lines.