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Bus rapid transit systems

From: The Infrastructure Show
Length: 31:27

The 23rd segment of The Infrastructure Show podcast series; 1-11

Default-piece-image-0 Imagine a bus that travels in its own dedicated lane at the speed of a subway train, dramatically faster than conventional buses; a bus that brings high-speed transit to areas of the city where subways don't run; and the costs of which are far below those of rail rapid transit. Although this sounds "too good to be true", this is one instance where a too-good-to-be-true idea has proven realistic, workable, and highly beneficial -- both abroad and in the U.S. Hosts Professor Joseph Schofer of Northwestern University's Infrastructure Technology Institute and Tom Herman discuss this topic with Walter Hook, Executive Director of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, and co-editor of the book "Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide". For more information, see the web-site: www.theinfrastructureshow.com

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Imagine a bus that travels in its own dedicated lane at the speed of a subway train, dramatically faster than conventional buses; a bus that brings high-speed transit to areas of the city where subways don't run; and the costs of which are far below those of rail rapid transit. Although this sounds "too good to be true", this is one instance where a too-good-to-be-true idea has proven realistic, workable, and highly beneficial -- both abroad and in the U.S. Hosts Professor Joseph Schofer of Northwestern University's Infrastructure Technology Institute and Tom Herman discuss this topic with Walter Hook, Executive Director of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, and co-editor of the book "Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide". For more information, see the web-site: www.theinfrastructureshow.com