What Bus Rapid Transit Is and What It Isn't by @archphips

The U.S. has seven authentic BRT lines in Cleveland, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Eugene Ore., and several in Pittsburgh. None achieve the internationally recognized “gold standard” of BRT like Bogota’s TransMilenio line. But one planned for Chicago’s Ashland Avenue might. (Forbes) One could argue that one could redefine the term, after all, it didn't come with a copyright. What is the point of being picky about a transit definition? Once we go back to the original problem we will see that the metrics that make BRT real are not a trifling matter but have everything to do with the original issue: how can one transport the masses across a large metro area without going bust?

Full article: http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1090345

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