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With 64 million vehicles crossing it in 2005, the Bosphorus Bridge had become a major bottleneck for Istanbul commuters traveling between Europe and Asia. In March 2009, the historic mega-city unveiled the world's first inter-continental bus rapid transit line -- easing congestion, reducing travel times and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
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Curitiba, Brazil, is the birthplace of bus rapid transit, the high-capacity urban public transportation system developed under the leadership of former city mayor Jaime Lerner. The ensuing transit-oriented development (TOD) underscored the importance of organizing urban areas around transport corridors and led Curitiba to be hallmarked as the most successful example of TOD.
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In 2002, EMBARQ founded CTS-México—a Mexican nongovernmental organization staffed with transport engineers, urban planners, and policy experts—and partnered with the Mexico City government to develop a bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor on a high-profile avenue running through the heart of the Mexican capital. The system has reduced emissions, improved mobility, and reduced travel times.
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For more information, read the full EMBARQ report on Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts of Bus Rapid Transit at http://bit.ly/IB7ght.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has a positive impact on life in cities. It can save lives, reduce local air pollution, increase physical activity, and catalyze economic activity. This video, produced by EMBARQ and filmed in Mexico City and Istanbul, summarizes the type and range of impacts BRTs can have on users, the environment and on public health.