Bus Rapid Transit in Australasia: Performance, lessons learned and futures


Graham Currie

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Journal Article

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Subject Area

place - asia, place - australasia, mode - bus, mode - bus rapid transit


This paper presents a review of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems in Australasia. It describes the major systems operating in Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney, outlining their infrastructure, operations and development characteristics. The performance of these systems in terms of patronage, markets, operations and overall urban development impacts is described. Lessons learned in their implementation and operation are also reviewed. The paper concludes with an outline of future prospects for BRT development in Australasia and a discussion of the major findings of this review.


Permission to publish the abstract given by the Journal of Public Transportation.