Commuters can save millions of hours of travel time by shifting to bus rapid transit (BRT) systems finds this new analysis of four iconic cities - Bogotá, Mexico City, Johannesburg and Istanbul by EMBARQ.

EMBARQ’s Sustainable Urban Transportation Fuels and Vehicles (SUTFV) program aims to take an unbiased approach to analyzing the impacts of different fuels and technologies for bus transit fleets.

Between 2005 and 2012, India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) has invested US$20billion in urban infrastructure (including transport) and basic services to the urban poor. JnNURM is a very important advance, as it helps the cities with policies and funding for moving people, not vehicles.

This report provides principles to foster effective decision making in national mass transit investment programs.

This is the first comprehensive review of 13 modernized bus systems in 13 Latin American and Asian cities. It highlights common hurdles, problems encountered and positive lessons learnt in implementing BRT and citywide bus systems.