Webinar: Some Observations on BRT in North America… and Elsewhere

10 / 31 / 2013

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:

Some Observations on BRT in North America… and Elsewhere
Presented by Sam Zimmerman, former World Bank and FTA official and Officer of AECOM.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (New York)
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See summary and presentation below.

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


Some Observations on BRT in North America… and Elsewhere

There are now over 160 BRT applications all over the world in both developing and developed cities. Some have worked better than others, but as a general rule, they have done well enough in transport and development terms that one can say that BRT has come into its own as a unique, potentially cost-effective and affordable high quality public transport mode. BRT has proven to have more in common with rail-based rapid transit than local bus systems in terms of performance, customer perceptions and potential utility as a sustainable development tool.

From his unique perspective of having worked for the World Bank essentially full time for the past almost nine years and his previous time at AECOM and FTA, Mr. Zimmerman will explore the range of BRT possibilities and experience, both good and bad.