Webinar: Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Bus Rapid Transit

03 / 28 / 2014

The Across Latitudes and Cultures BRT Centre of Excellence is pleased to announce a monthly webinar series to share timely public transit research and encourage ongoing collaboration. The series is open to anyone and will address issues relevant to researchers and practitioners. Please share this announcement with your extended network.

The last webinar was:

Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Bus Rapid Transit
Presented by Juan Miguel Velásquez, of EMBARQ.
Friday, March 28th at 11am, Eastern Daylight Time
Register here
See summary, presentation and video below.

Please email Laurel at lpaget@uc.cl with any questions or future topic suggestions.

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Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Bus Rapid Transit

High-quality bus rapid transit systems can impact the quality of life, productivity, health, and safety of people living in cities. 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.

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