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19
SEP
2017

Peshawar BRT – a new beginning for public transport in Peshawar Pakistan.

The Vice Chairman of BRT UK, Alan Bailes Director of The Transportation Consultancy, is currently working with alongside an International Consultancy Team delivering the Peshawar BRT System. Peshawar is the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province of Pakistan and is...
17
MAY
2017

2016 BRT UK Conference Summary

Delivering High Quality Urban Sustainable Transport Corridors 28TH – 29TH NOVEMBER 2016 Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester A huge thanks must go out to all those who attended the 2016 conference and made it such a success. The feedback we have received has been great and we...
17
MAY
2017

Electric buses: the new normal?

Author – Arjen Jaarsma, Public Transport Expert With a certain number of cities having declared the intent to ban diesel buses in the future, the market for electric buses is growing. At the 5th EU Electromobility Stakeholder Forum, organised in Brussels last month, EU officials...
16
MAR
2017

‘Twin-bend’ electric buses that will drive Brisbane’s metro

Electric-powered buses almost 30 metres long could move Brisbane commuters in the new “metro” service announced by Brisbane City Council (BCC). While BCC calls it a “metro” service, it is new-generation buses that would shift the people. The vehicles are...
16
MAR
2017

Birmingham’s 20 year masterplan to create 70,500 jobs and feature BRT

A landmark growth plan which will create more than 77,000 jobs and add over £4 billion to the region’s economy has been set out by the UK Central Urban Growth Company. Business and public sector leaders have outlined a 20-year vision for the UK Central site in Solihull...
16
MAR
2017

European Commission “EIB signs EUR 50 million ‘Juncker Plan’ loan with the municipality of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and Guaguas for new bus rapid transit infrastructure”

An article released by the European Commission provides details on the plans for the development of new bus rapid transit infrastructure within the municipality of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and Guaguas. A EUR 50 million loan has been signed by the EIB (European Investment Bank) to...
16
MAR
2017

Investing in Africa, investing in Bus Rapid Transit

Author – Arjen Jaarsma, Public Transport Expert Bus Rapid Transit systems are cost-effective transport solutions for cities but are relatively new phenomena in Africa. A total of 207 cities worldwide have implemented Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as part of their transport...
03
FEB
2017

BRT UK Members Survey 2017

We want to hear your views and understand what changes we can make to maximise the value you get out of your BRT UK membership. Please take a few minutes time to complete the online survey (see link below). Make sure you to provide your contact details and be in for a chance to...
15
NOV
2016

BRT UK Handbook 2016/17

The latest copy of the BRT UK handbook is now public and available for download HERE. You can also view an online magazine style version HERE. We hear from the Chair of BRT UK Dave Haskins on the progress made in the past 12 months and the importance of political advocacy and...
09
NOV
2016

Will driverless cars increase reliance on roads?

New research by scientists at the University of Leeds, University of Washington and Oak Ridge National Laboratory highlights the possibility the introduction of driverless vehicles could intensify car use, reducing or even eliminating promised energy savings and environmental...