Busways are controlled-access facilities dedicated to buses and separated from general traffic. Early in the 1960s the concept of busways was introduced; however, North America has constructed only a few. This paper explores the potential of busway transit to offer urban environments cost-effective mobility. To date, some misconceptions have prevailed regarding the cost and level-of-service characteristics of busways, which the article addresses. A comparison of busways and their primary competition, light rail, is made. After considering the four most cited advantages of light rail, the author concludes that busways, in most cases, are likely to be a superior mode of transit.


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  • Accession Number: 00721050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 2 1996 12:00AM