Answer: BRT is a public transport system with buses that have capacity for handling the high passenger volume to provide public transport services more quickly and more efficiently than normal bus. The first BRT system was developed in 1974 in Curitiba, Brazil named Integrated Transport Network (Rede Integradade Transporte).
Question: Why BRT?
Answer: BRT has clear advantages over all modern public transports such as underground train and sky train, because it is more cost effective, can be constructed more quickly and is suitable with Hanoi economic and transport conditions.
Other advantages of BRT include: fast speed, high capacity, friendly with disabled passengers, dedicated bus lanes help reduce bus delays, improve bus passenger travel time and bus service frequencies
Question: How does BRT differ from regular bus?
Answer: BRT system combines elements of speed, reliability and convenience from rail and the flexibility from conventional bus with 4 priority elements: modern vehicles with high passenger volume, exclusive running way; attractive stations or stops and off-board fare collection.
Question: Which streets does Hanoi BRT go through?
Answer: Hanoi BRT route includes:
Begin Route: Kim Ma station - Giang Vo - Lang Ha - Le Van Luong - Le Trong Tan - National Road 06 - Yen Nghia Station.
Return Route: Yen Nghia station - National Road 06 - Le Trong Tan - Le Van Luong - Lang Ha - GiangVo - Giang Van Minh - Kim Ma - Kim Ma Station.
Question: Which countries have BRT?
Answer: With advantages such as cost effectiveness, mobility and sustainability, BRT system is considered an optimal transit solution in urban transport planning in densely populated countries. First applied in Curitiba, Brazil in 1974 and so far the system has been built and proven successful in more than 130 cities in over 30 countries worldwide to date, such as Jakarta (Indonesia), Guangzhou, Beijing, Kunming, ... (China), Seoul (Korea), Bangkok (Thailand), Colombia, Brazil, USA, Mexico, Netherlands, Paris (France), Istanbul (Turkey), ...