The purpose of this guidebook (launched a couple of months ago, as described here) is to provide bus agencies, local jurisdictions, as well as regional and international organizations with a set of suggested design, planning, and operational criteria that should be considered in the planning and design of new bus systems.
The information contained in these guidelines should by no means be used as standard details on which to base a final design, but rather as recommended criteria and general guidance which, in conjunction with engineering judgment and a thorough analysis of existing conditions on the corridors, should help develop final designs. Moreover, these are global guidelines representing general concepts and are not site or country specific, and they may not always be adapted to local design and signalization standards. The applicable local standards for signalization and markings should always be checked before applying the recommendations set forth in these guidelines.
EMBARQ will distribute the pilot version of the guidelines, available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, to people involved in the planning and design of new bus corridors, including experts who work at multilateral development banks, government institutions, transit agencies, universities and transport consultancies.
To become involved in the “road test,” please contact EMBARQ Transportation Research Analyast Nicolae Duduta at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a copy of the guidebook, as well as instructions on providing feedback.
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