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Evaluation Guidelines for Bus Rapid Transit Demonstration Projects

Author: Schwenk, JC

Publication Date: February 2002

Pagination: 90 pages

Report No: DOT-VNTSC-FTA-02-02, DOT-MA-26-7033-02.1

Publisher/Corporate Author(s):

Research and Special Programs Administration
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02142

Federal Transit Administration
400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20590


The Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Bus Rapid Transit Demonstration Program is supporting demonstrations of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in selected cities across the United States. The US BRT Demonstration Program aims to adapt the principles of highly successful BRT systems, such as those of Curitiba, Brazil; Lyon, France; and Nagoya, Japan, to U.S. conditions, laws, and institutions. A primary goal of the BRT Demonstration Program is to assess the demonstration projects through scientific evaluation. This document presents guidelines for planning, implementation, and reporting the findings of an evaluation of a BRT implementation site selected for the FTA BRT Demonstration Program. The document will provide a common framework and methodology for developing and then executing the evaluation of individual BRT demonstrations.

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National Technical Information Service
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Springfield, VA 22161
Phone: 703-605-6000; FAX: 703-605-6900 or E-mail:

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Last updated: Wednesday, December 9, 2015