METRO's BRT 25: Analysis of Top Bus Rapid Transit Projects in North America

This article presents the top 25 cities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, with bus rapid transit (BRT) projects for 2007. The estimated capital costs for the 32 projects average $154.6 million each, with a combined total of $4.9 billion. The article notes that of the respondents to the survey, 44 percent power their BRT systems with clean diesel, 28 percent with hybrid-electric, 15 percent with CNG, 2.5 percent with fuel cells, and 10.5 percent with undisclosed or LNG sources. Agencies listed have purchased a total of 485 BRT vehicles in 2007, with 94 percent of all projects using low-floor vehicles. Some highlights listed include the launch of Eugene, Oregon's Lane Transit District's EmX service, the West Covina California Foothill Transit's Silver Streak Line, and the Orange County, California's Transportation Authority's new BRT CNG-powered venture.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 27-30, 32
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01047211
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2007 3:21PM