TCRP Report 90, Volume 1: Case Studies in Bus Rapid Transit

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TCRP Report 90:  Bus Rapid Transit, Volume 1:  Case studies in Bus Rapid Transit, identifies the potential range of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) applications through 26 case studies.  It also provides information on BRT applications, planning and implementation backgrounds, and system descriptions, including the operations and performance elements of BRT.

BRT systems are found in cities throughout the world.  Their operating flexibility and their ability to be built quickly, incrementally, and economically underlie their growing popularity.  The systems vary in design, operations, usage, and effectiveness.  Collectively, the case studies on BRT provided on the CD-ROM accompanying this volume, provide a wealth of information on BRT and how it should be planned and implemented.  This report draws on the experienced of 26 urban areas in North America, Australia, Europe, and South America.  Most of the BRT systems reviewed are in revenue services, and a few are under constructions or development.  Information was assembled for each case study on institutional arrangements, system design, operating practices, usage, costs, and benefits.

The Federal Transit Administration, in cooperation with the Transit Development Corporation, sponsored this research.  TCRP Report 90:  Volume 1 is a published report from the Transit Cooperative Research Program and is available from the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Business Office, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington D.C.  2001 and can be ordered through the Internet at  This report is accompanied by a CD ROM.

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