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Centre of Excellence in Bus Rapid Transit Development

Contracted Research Grant

David Hensher; Corinne Mulley; Richard Ellison; Chinh Ho; Rico Merkert; Wen Liu

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

Project Summary

Bus Rapid Transit is a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) studies implemented in Santiago, Chile, and financed by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations. This CoE was established in May of 2010 and is working as a consortium of five institutions: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pretoria, The University of Sydney, and World Resources Institute Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. The main goal of the CoE is to develop a new framework for planning, design, financing, implementation and operation of BRT in different urban areas, giving clear guidelines to decision makers on when and how BRT projects can effectively enhance mobility and meet accessibility needs. These guidelines will be a major milestone to change the way decision makers address investment and design plans for configuring urban mobility systems. An essential goal of the CoE is to identify elements which are transferable between existing and prospective BRT systems and elements that are project site specific.



$457,164 (AUD)

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David Hensher
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Corinne Mulley
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Richard Ellison
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