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Accession Number PB2013-109368
Title Community-Oriented BRT: Urban Design, Amenities, and Placemaking.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 144p
Personal Author J. Flynn M. Yassin
Abstract The purpose of this report is to provide a useful resource for communities that wish to learn how others have successfully used BRT as a tool for enhancing the public realm. Information for this effort was gathered through a literature review, in-depth profiles of three BRT systems, and a detailed questionnaire that was administered to transit agencies in the United States, Canada, and Australia. While the literature review provides historical background on the relationship between transit projects and the public realm, the questionnaire focuses specifically on the interaction between BRT and public space. The system profiles provide a detailed account of the Los Angele's Orange Line, Cleveland's HealthLine, and the EmX in Eugene, Oregon, along with recommendations and lessons learned. It should be noted that this report does not attempt to offer detailed instructions of the type that would be found in design manuals or other highly technical literature. Rather, the focus is on sharing the experiences of agencies that have been successful in designing and building community value into BRT projects.
Keywords Bus rapid transit(BRT)
Public transportation
Rapid transit systems
Transit industries
Urban areas

Source Agency Federal Transit Administration
NTIS Subject Category 91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
85H - Road Transportation
Corporate Author University of South Florida, Tampa. National Bus Rapid Institute.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1321
Contract Number FTA-2011-002-TRI

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