Aplicacion de transmilenio a estados unidos (ingles)

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Applicability of Bogotá’s TransMilenio BRT System to the United States
Final Report Project Number: May 2006 FL-26-7104-01

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May 2006
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Applicability of Bogotá’s TransMilenio BRT System to the United States
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FL-26-7104

Alasdair Cain, Georges Darido, Michael R. Baltes, PilarRodriguez, Johan C. Barrios
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National Bus Rapid Transit Institute (NBRTI), Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) University of South Florida, CUT 100, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620
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FL-26-7104-01
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Federal Transit Administration 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20590
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13. ABSTRACT

Serving the city of Bogotá, Colombia, TransMilenio is one of the world’s premier Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems. Commencing service in December 2000, the system was carrying over one million passengers per day by early 2006 on a 40 mile network of high capacity trunk corridors, supported by feeder services that extend system coverage to peripheral areas of the city.Completion of the second phase of the project later in 2006 will add an additional ten miles of trunk corridor, and raise weekday ridership to a projected 1.4 million passengers. The city Masterplan consists of a 241 mile network of trunk corridors and supporting feeder routes that would carry an estimated 5 million passengers per day. TransMilenio is also the centerpiece of a long-term urban renewaland mobility strategy that prioritizes walking and cycling and discourages private vehicle use. In November 2005, the National Bus Rapid Transit Institute (NBRTI) sent a delegation of U.S based BRT professionals to Bogotá to observe the operation of the TransMilenio system, attend the First International Mass Transport Conference, and meet with Colombian transportation officials. This reportprovides a description of the TransMilenio system and its impacts, and discusses its applicability to the U.S transit context. The report also includes a summary of potential business opportunities for the U.S Transit industry arising from Colombian government plans to invest over US$1.4 billion in TransMilenio system expansion and the implementation of similar systems in cities across the country.Although the characteristics of Bogotá, in terms of economy, socio-political climate and urban form, are very different to those of a typical North American city, TransMilenio does demonstrate several important BRT features that are applicable to the U.S transit context. In carrying as much as 41,000 passengers per hour per direction (pphpd), TransMilenio demonstrates that BRT systems are capable...
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