The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and the American Community report was sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration and released in 2002. The study, accompanied by a CD-Rom, contains all BRT National Planning and Design Competition entries and narrates information about the entries. The BRT design competition was dedicated to encourage the design and implementation of new transportation technologies that are environmentally responsible and improve the quality of life. The primary goal of the competition was to provide a forum in which professional and academic multi-disciplinary teams could:
- Envision new ways in which vehicles and transportation systems can be designed to significantly increase their efficiency and effectiveness.
- Develop and devise innovative concepts for new bus platforms.
- Integrate these new generation buses through implementation of BRT.
- Encourage enhanced planning approaches as the introduction of transit enhancing technologies and services.
Bus Rapid Transit and the American Community (PDF) may be purchased from WestStart CalStart.