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Tags: bus rapid transit (BRT)
- Press Release
In the past five years, China has become the world’s fastest growing market for bus rapid transit (BRT).
Less than two months after launching its first bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor, the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte has begun operations on its second: MOVE Antônio Carlos.
Rio de Janeiro’s newest bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor, the TransCarioca, began operations on Sunday June 1, 2014. This newest addition to Rio’s already well-developed BRT network will connect the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood to the Tom Jobim International Airport.
Tijuana, capital and largest city in the state of Baja California, is the sixth largest metropolitan area in Mexico and holds an important location on the United States-Mexico border.
In celebration of its 54th anniversary, Brazil’s capital city of Brasília is delivering a new high-capacity public transport system to the city, introducing 43 km (27 miles) of bus rapid transit (BRT).
Juan Miguel Velasquez, Associate with EMBARQ's Global Research and Practice team, presented EMBARQ's Social, Environmental, and Economic Impacts of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in a webinar for the BRT Centre of Excellence.
Having launched on March 8, 2014, Belo Horizonte’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system – called "MOVE" – has already had significant benefits for the city’s residents.