Bus Rapid Transit
Bus rapid transit is a series of features that can be incorporated into a public transport system to make travel by bus easier and faster.
If public transport is quick and convenient, there is more incentive for people to leave their car at home, or not own a car. This saves money and reduces greenhouse emissions.
- Good pedestrian and cyclist access to bus stops.
- Easy connection between different services.
- Short bus loading times due to multi-door entry, pre-boarding ticket sales/checking, and roll-on wheel-chair access.
- Faster buses due to bus-priority road lanes and traffic signals.
- Frequent services, so no need to consult a timetable.
- A mixture of local and express services.
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