Bus Rapid Transit: Cities Take a Cautious Approach

Bus rapid transit combines the guidance and speed of a tram with the rubber tires and lower costs of a bus. They also look more like rapid transit trains than like more conventional buses. This article examines bus rapid transit vehicles from four manufacturers: the Lohr Group (the Translohr system), Bombardier Transportation (the Guided Light Transit or GLT system), Civis, and the Berkhof/Advanced Public transportation Systems (the Phileas system). They are compared to one another and a brief overview of their technology is given. Markets where the vehicles are being developed or used are also discussed.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 42-47
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  • Accession Number: 01014741
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 2005 6:22PM