This is a report to Infrastructure Australia by the Bus Industry Confederation on the potential for Rapid Transit. Rapid Transit is defined in the report as a single entity encompassing various forms and modal choices — rail based or road based.
The report examines how governments should assess Rapid Transit projects, the options available to government when considering Rapid Transit, the benefits of Rapid Transit systems, when Rapid Transit should be built as an alternative to improving existing public transport, and who uses Rapid Transit and why.
The report presents a number of findings as well as a key recommendation that governments should adopt a national assessment model for proposed Rapid Transit projects.
This report was developed as a result of the Bus Industry Confederation's two–week Rapid Transit Study Visit to North America in 2012 to study bus systems in various forms as well as information collected by the its internal research program.
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