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Bus rapid transit

Our bus rapid transit (BRT) experts employ bespoke technologies and techniques aimed at providing a step change in the quality of bus service provision – to provide a faster, more reliable and seamless experience. BRT schemes are increasingly viewed as a vital part of the transport tool kit, offering future-focused solutions for easing congestion, improving accessibility, and enhancing social inclusion in towns and cities.

Features of BRT systems can range from network-wide initiatives to junction priority and corridor specific enhancements – including dedicated track and guidance. Guidance provided can include mechanical (either kerb or slot guidance), electrical or optical guidance systems. Key attributes include:

  • Reliable and rapid journey times
  • Integrated design of infrastructure and vehicles for comfort, quality and improved access
  • Silent, high performance and low/no emission at source propulsion including diesel electric hybrid, fuel cells and trolley bus traction
  • Close tolerance docking allowing passengers to board and leave buses without a large step
  • Reliable real time information advising waiting times to the next bus
  • Readily identifiable and visible product enhancing the quality of the public transport offering

Proven experience

Our experience covers the entire spectrum from solving detailed local problems through to development and implementation of major innovative BRT schemes such as Leeds New Generation Transport. With a dedicated team of rapid transit professionals supplemented by other in-house specialists, we have the full range of skills necessary to deliver appropriate and integrated solutions including transport planning, traffic modelling and business case development, engineering design and implementation, operations, real time travel information and telecommunications.

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