Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Systems

Jaime Santos-Reyes

National Polytechnic Institute


BRT systems policy Planning for BRT BRT lanes & stations Intelligent transport systems Causal factors Accident severity index Capital cost effectiveness Operating cost BRT emissions Noise BRT driver workload Driver's skills

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Urban environments world-wide are seeking to improve mobility and therefore economic vitality of the cities. In recent years, cities are increasingly adopting BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) systems to overcome the growing demand for high capacity and high-quality transit. There is evidence that BRT systems may be regarded as an efficient, affordable, and sustainable option when compared, for example, with other modes of mass transport systems, such as the metro underground system. According to the Global BRT data, it is believed that the BRT system has been implemented in 170 cities world-wide; the database shows that 32.35% of these are in Latin American countries, 25.88% in Europe, 25.3% in Asia, 11.17% in North America, 5% in Africa and 4% in Oceania. This book intends to provide the reader with a collection of scientific chapters on the current state-of-the-art of Bus Rapid Transit mass transport systems from different perspectives. That is, the various contributions of themes that span from policy, planning, cost, infrastructure, operation, accident analysis, environmental impact, human factors.

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Date completed: November 26th 2019

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 17th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: February 15th 2020

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Review results due: May 5th 2020

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Expected publication date: July 4th 2020

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About the editor

Jaime Santos-Reyes

National Polytechnic Institute

Jaime Santos-Reyes is a lecturer at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico, whose main research interests are safety management systems, technological & natural disaster risk, accident analysis, and systems' failure in general. He obtained a PhD from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, in 2001. His internationally recognized papers have been listed for several years, within the TOP25 Hottest Articles. He (together with a multidisciplinary team) is conducting research on seismic risk and technological risk perception. He has created a research group called: Safety, Risk, Accident & Reliability Analysis - (SARACS) with the aim to conduct multidisciplinary research on system's failure in general.

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