BUS RAPID TRANSIT
Let your city grow
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 the 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 can give high capacity at a fraction of the cost compared to 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 generate experience. And it can be done fast – construction time is a lot shorter than for a tram or metro.
Cleaner and safer cities
When cars are taken off the streets the city will get improved air quality, reduced noise and reduced number of accidents. Emissions per passenger drop and each traffic accident that doesn’t occur is an immediate human and socio-economic benefit. But there’s a lot more to it – the big win comes longterm.
A developed society is not where the poor drive cars, but where the rich go by public transport.
Mayor of Bogotá
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.