Bus Rapid Transit: Meeting the challenge of delivering efficient mobility in China

Tao-Tao Deng, John Donald Nelson

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Abstract

Considered as a cost-effective transport alternative for urban mobility, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems are being implemented in China. This paper examines the applicability of BRT in the Chinese context. It starts by discussing the issue of rapid motorization and the motivation to introduce a BRT scheme in China, and then presents a SWOT analysis to identify the applicability of BRT systems in Chinese cities. This paper analyzes the impact of the ITS-led Southern Axis BRT Line 1, Beijing and concludes by identifying some key issues for the future implementation of BRT systems.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009
Event16th World Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 1 Sep 2009 → …

Conference

Conference16th World Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period1/09/09 → …

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Keywords

  • Bus rapid transit
  • Intelligent transport systems
  • Public transport systems

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Deng, T-T., & Nelson, J. D. (2009). Bus Rapid Transit: Meeting the challenge of delivering efficient mobility in China. Paper presented at 16th World Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services, Stockholm, Sweden.