BRT is growing in Latin America

Curitiba is the home town of Volvo Buses in Brazil. The city was in practical terms inventing the concept of Buss Rapid Transit (BRT) in 1972 when Jaime Lerner, was the architect for and initiated the first trunk lines

Read more about the system in Curitiba here.

I have previously written about the superior environmental performance of BRT systems. In fact a BRT system with occupancy beyond 40% outperforms every other type of person transport.

Volvo is hence particularly proud to now be a partner for the renewal and extension of the Curitiba BRT system. Volvo Buses got the order for 383 buses, including 12 meter buses, articulated buses and bi-articulated buses.

Read the press release about the order here.

About volvobuses

Adjunct Professor of Catalysis at Chalmers University of Technology. Lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, with my wife and three daughters born in 1991, 1994 and 1997. Is a passionate runner.
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