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City of Calgary looks for input as 3 new BRT lines launch this fall

Three new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes are set to open this fall in Calgary that will help get transit users across the city without traveling through downtown.  410 more words

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Environmental draft report finds London's BRT will cause 90-second delay along Richmond Street

City politicians have a lot of reading to do before a key vote on bus rapid transit April 23.

Shift London released the draft environmental project report on April 13, giving city councillors and transit advocates 10 days to prepare. 532 more words

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Report delay means bus rapid transit will be key municipal election issue in London

If there was any doubt bus rapid transit would be a hot-button election issue before, that can be put to rest thanks to a delay in a key report. 294 more words

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Saskatoon's growth plan manager rejects group's BRT definition

Transit improvements planned for Saskatoon are designed to meet the city’s needs, not fit into an evaluation model, the city’s growth plan manager says.

Chris Schulz, who is guiding the City of Saskatoon’s growth plan, said he rejects the definition of bus rapid transit (BRT) established by the New York-based Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). 420 more words

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Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Market Analysis 2012-2017 and Forecast 2018-2023

Bus Rapid Transport Systems (BRT) is an innovative, high capacity, lower cost public transit solution that can significantly improve urban mobility. This permanent, integrated system uses buses or specialized vehicles on roadways or dedicated lanes to quickly and efficiently transport passengers to their destinations while offering the flexibility to meet transit demand. 202 more words

London mayor corrects word choice over federal transit funding

Mayor Matt Brown says he should have chosen his words differently when he implied in a media interview that London’s rapid transit plans were fully funded. 303 more words

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Saskatoon plan does not qualify as bus rapid transit, expert says

The City of Saskatoon’s plan for a bus rapid transit (BRT) system fails to meet the standards set by an international transportation advocacy group.

Jacob Mason, the global research manager for the New York-based Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), said the absence of dedicated bus lanes for most of Saskatoon’s planned system means it would not be considered BRT. 413 more words

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