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10046Re: [carfree_cities] BRT courses in Yogyakarta BAQ 2006

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  • Jym Dyer
    Dec 4, 2006
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      > Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is an innovative approach to solve the
      > problems of public transport in the developing cities. Cities
      > such as Curitiba, Bogotá and Jakarta have largely benefited
      > by implementing BRT.

      =v= Here in the United States, BRT serves to usurp LRT. Indeed,
      its very name is an attempt to convince people that they can
      have the benefits of LRT with a bus system. (This is only true
      if you pretend that the many benefits of rail don't exist.)
      All BRT "success stories" in the U.S. involve BRT running on
      former LRT routes.

      =v= Curitiba has moved on beyond BRT to demanding an upgrade
      to rail. Why is it, then, that its BRT system continues to be
      touted as a be-all and end-all for other parts of the world?
      <_Jym_>
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