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Bus rapid transit system deployment for high quality and cost-effective transit service: a comprehensive review and comparative analysis

Bus rapid transit system deployment for high quality and cost-effective transit service: a comprehensive review and comparative analysis

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This study aims to provide a comprehensive review of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems as an effective alternative transport mode which will benefit urban transportation knowledge for creating a BRT system. BRT can be seen as a feasible solution to traffic congestion and is designed using delicate transportation design strategies, such as, dedicated lanes, adequate station design, master planning of service and operation, faster toll collection, up-to-date intelligent transportation systems applications. BTR systems will improve time, safety and cost-effectiveness by accomplishing the goals of increasing speed and ridership. Unlike rail, BRT is a flexible transit design system. BRT acceptance is determined with algorithms such as logistic modelling and ridership data. Optimum potential determination of a system is possible by looking at international and local studies examining BRT problems and strengths. Problems consist of conflicts with other transportation modes and population booms. Determining if a system will be used also heavily falls on the quality. Most transit systems are perceived eyesores and inefficient modes with over-congestion, these barriers can be overcome with proper design that gives a captivating addition to the community.

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