About the book
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.