BRTdata.org - New Global Database on Bus Rapid Transit Launched
- Three global organizations this week launched a new public database of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems around the world.
The new site, BRTdata.org, provides reliable and up-to-date data to help researchers, transit agencies, city officials, and NGOs understand and make better decisions to improve BRT and bus corridors in their cities. This is the first time that this publicly available data has been compiled in one place.
The website was created by EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute's center for sustainable transport, and the Across Latitudes and Cultures Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence (ALC-BRT CoE), in collaboration with the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Users are invited to improve the knowledge base by reporting data inconsistencies or sharing additional data to fill in any gaps. Contact: info@....
Read the official press release: http://www.embarq.org/en/news/12/03/30/new-global-database-bus-rapid-transit-launched
Join the discussion: For an introduction to BRTdata.org and a chance to ask questions to the partners behind the project, tune into a webinar on Tuesday, April 10 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Register here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/949999098.
Learn some key facts: TheCityFix.com provides some need-to-know numbers of BRT trends: http://thecityfix.com/blog/brt-by-the-numbers-new-database-launched/
Read a report: Cities with BRT have a unique opportunity to market and brand their systems and position themselves as efficient and convenient transport options, as EMBARQ highlighted in its report, "From Here to There: A Creative Guide to Making Public Transport the Way to Go": http://www.embarq.org/en/from-here-there-a-creative-guide-making-public-transport-way-go
Watch videos: Check out EMBARQ's YouTube playlist of original videos about BRT systems around the world: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9C8FFA2249C3B7DA
Get a tour: Watch this screencast tutorial on how to use new website: http://youtu.be/KJU-fWvSBY0