FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making
"The Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making (CBRT) report was prepared to provide transportation planners and decision makers with basic information and data to support the development and evaluation of bus rapid transit concepts as one of many options during alternatives analyses and subsequent project planning. This report provides information on BRT systems in a single, easy to use reference tool for transportation planners in selecting from the large array of BRT elements and integrating them into comprehensive systems.
The CBRT report explores BRT through three different perspectives. First, six major elements of BRT are presented along with their respective features and attributes. Second, these BRT elements are related to attributes of system performance. Finally, the benefits of BRT systems are discussed. This structure suggests relationship between BRT elements, system performance and system benefits. The choice of BRT elements determine system performance. Performance characteristics, together with individual elements, drive how benefits are generated"