We just recently attended the Bus Rapid Transit World 2010 Conference in Boston. From the presentations we saw, there’s no denying that the developing world is still far ahead of the U.S. when it comes to high-end BRT. We still have a lot to learn here, but we also have much to share. These are exciting times for BRT. Even CNN has taken notice in a recent video of the Las Vegas ACE.
Incumbent pushes for light rail; contender BRT is more practical The $1.5 billion project as O’Malley envisions would use light rail to move commuters between New Carrollton and downtown Bethesda, with stops in between including Silver Spring, Takoma Park and the University of Maryland at College Park. Ehrlich says during his administration he could see […]
Before passengers board and the buses roll, the experience begins at the terminals and depots. The 2011 BUSRide Best Terminals & Depots in North America Competition puts this sector of the industry front and center. BUSRide.com wants you to submit your photographs and conceptual renderings and vote for your favorite points of departure. This competition will showcase the grander vision for public transportation. From curbside shelters and kiosks to towering edifices, current bus terminal and depot architecture and design marries aesthetics with urban needs. Nominate your favorite and vote often!
Anita Lam captures grand prize with balloon words creation Anita Lam drew word balloons to capture the grand prize in the SamTrans annual county-wide student art competition, Art Takes a Bus Ride. Lam, a fifth grader at Foster City Elementary, Foster City, CA, best illustrated the theme, Go Places, Go SamTrans, showing each passengers destination. […]