Dr.G. Scott Rutherford, Professor, Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Director, Director, Engineering Professional Programs, UW Professional and Continuing Education, Director, Valle Scholarship & Scandinavian Exch Program
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has emerged as a highly competitive alternative for high quality public transit in urban areas. Examples from South America, Australia and Europe have shown us that conventional wisdom about the capacity and cost effectiveness of quality BRT service are unfounded and BRT can provide a high level of transit service that is appropriate in most transportation corridors in the US. The seminar will review the elements of modern BRT systems and provide case studies of recent applications.