Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Hidalgo, D. and J.C. Munoz (2013) Bus Rapid Transit as part of enhanced service provision. Research in Transportation Economics, 39, 104-107 (2012)

Bus Rapid Transit as part of enhanced service provision

Revista : Research in Transportation Economics
Volumen : 39
Páginas : 104-107
Tipo de publicación : Revistas


Workshop 2 focused on the role of BRT as part of enhanced public transport service provision. Discussiontopics included case studies around the world; improved performance and operations; and bettercontracts, institutional settings and enhanced policies. BRT was identified as a vital component ofmodern public transport systems due to its ability to provide high performance and rapidimplementation at a lower cost than comparable rail transit. The participants concluded that on top ofimproving trunk transit corridors, it is important to look to the first and last kilometers and theconnections among transport modes. In addition, it is important to consider all dimensions, not just thetechnical issues. The workshop identified the desirable ingredients for BRT success, created a table of busbased options for different applications and a list of research topics.