Webinar: Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Bus Rapid Transit
Juan Miguel Velásquez, Associate in the Research and Practice Department for EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) program for sustainable transport and urban development, will present a webinar on how high-quality bus rapid transit systems can impact the quality of life, productivity, health, and safety of people living in cities.
Friday, March 28, 2014, from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT.
Interested participants can register for the presentation here. For those unable to participate, the full presentation will be available online after the webinar is completed.
The webinar will provide an overview of the recent report by EMBARQ on the Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts of Bus Rapid Transit. The presentation will provide a brief synthesis of existing literature and new data, and then focus on a detailed analysis of one of the four case studies to explore available evidence regarding BRT performance, costs and impacts. The four cases are: TransMilenio, Bogota, Colombia; Metrobús, Mexico City, Mexico; Rea Vaya, Johannesburg, South Africa; Metrobüs, Istanbul, Turkey. For more information on the economic, environmental, and social impacts of bus-rapid transit, please contact Juan Miguel Velásquez or read about bus-rapid transit on TheCityFix.