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Restructuring public transport through Bus Rapid Transit: An international and interdisciplinary perspective

Juan Carlos Munoz and Laurel Paget-Seekins


The promise of BRT is that it can serve as a catalyst for reshaping urban space and embedding sustainable transport into the fabric of the city. In developing cities with informal bus service sectors, BRT can be used as a method to restructure public transport provision by providing the physical infrastructure for the integrated network design and the impetus for the necessary institutional and political infrastructure. In cities with an already formalised transport network BRT can improve its quality of service and the overall functioning. This book describes the opportunities and challenges ... More

Keywords: brt, transit formalisation, sustainability, public space, bus operations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447326168
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447326168.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Juan Carlos Munoz, editor
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Laurel Paget-Seekins, editor
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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One The promise of BRT

Laurel Paget-Seekins and Juan Carlos Munoz

Two Global overview of BRT and bus corridors

Luis Antonio Lindau, Cristina Albuquerque Moreira da Silva, Guillermo Petzhold and Daniela Facchini

Section 1 Institutional Relationships

Three The path toward integrated systems

Darío Hidalgo, Juan Carlos Munoz and Juan Miguel Velásquez

Five Institutional design and regulatory frameworks

Rosário Macário, Maria Spandou and Luis Neves Filipe

Seven Designing bus concession contracts

Patricia Galilea and Marco Batarce

Eight Fare structures

Marco Batarce and Corinne Mulley

Section 2 BRT and the City

Nine Conflict over public space

Laurel Paget-Seekins

Ten Designing BRT-oriented development

Chris Zegras, Anson Stewart, Rosanna ForrayRocío Hidalgo, Cristhian Figueroa, Fábio Duarte and Jan Wampler

Eleven Preferences for BRT and light rail

David Hensher, Corinne Mulley and John Rose

Twelve User preferences and route choice

Sebastián Raveau, Juan Carlos Munoz and Juan de Dios Ortúzar

Thirteen Passenger information systems

Carola Zurob, José Manuel Allard, Rosário Macário, Bernardo Garcia and Camila Garcia

Section 3 Operations and Design

Fifteen Designing a BRT-based network under integrated operations

Homero Larrain, Omar Ibarra, Juan Carlos Munoz and Corinne Mulley

Sixteen Assessing corridor performance

Juan Carlos Herrera, Juan Carlos Munoz, David Hensher, Corinne Mulley, Zheng Li and Luis Antonio Lindau

Seventeen BRRT: adding an R for reliability

Felipe Delgado, Juan Carlos Munoz and Ricardo Giesen

Nineteen Road safety impacts of BRT and busway features

Nicolae Duduta and Luis Antonio Lindau

Twenty Looking forward

Juan Carlos Munoz and Laurel Paget-Seekins

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