The book “Restructuring public transport throught Bus Rapid Transit – An International and interdisciplinary perspective” was launched on Thredbo 14 and will be released on January 11th, 2016 during the TRB Annual Meeting.
Edited by Juan Carlos Muñoz, our director, and Laurel Paget-Seekins, member of our Centre of Excellence, the book is divided in three sections: Institutional relationships, BRT and the city, and Operations and design.
“This book provides a very thorough and comprehensive review of the role of Bus Rapid Transit, drawing on a wide range of in-depth research.” Peter White, Professor Emeritus, University of Westminster
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is commonly discussed as an affordable way for cities to build sustainable rapid transport infrastructure. This book is the first to offer an in-depth analysis of BRT, examining the opportunities it presents along with the significant challenges cities face in its implementation.
A wide range of contributors bring expertise in fields ranging from engineering, planning and public policy to economics and urban design from both developed and developing countries, to provide a big picture assessment of BRT as part of a process for restructuring transit systems. Academically rigorous, based on 5 years of research conducted by the BRT Centre of Excellence, the book is written in an accessible style making it a valuable resource for academic researchers and postgraduate students as well as policy makers and practitioners.