The Bus Rapid Transit Policy Center was established in 2002 to increase understanding of how enhanced bus services can promote sustainable mobility, reduce air pollution, and fight climate change. We have extensive information on bus rapid transit (BRT) systems globally, and their impact on economic development, air quality, access, and other important issues. We have helped cities around the world evaluate the benefits of improving bus services.
The Bus Rapid Transit Policy Center is a program of the non-profit organization, Breakthrough Technologies Institute. To learn more about BTI, please visit www.btionline.org.
Bus Rapid Transit is a high-quality, high-capacity rapid transit system, combining the best features of rail with the flexibility and cost advantages of roadway transit. BRT has been successfully implemented in Australia, South America and Europe and is now gaining popularity in North America. For example, new BRT lines have opened in Los Angeles, Boston, and Oregon, and new systems are being planned or built in Cleveland, San Francisco, New York, Houston, Seattle, and many other cities.
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We help communities understand how enhanced bus services can provide substantial mobility and air quality benefits, while at the same time address climate change. Our work focuses upon:
research and analysis;
policy development and advocacy; and
education and outreach.