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BRT * Japan: Daimler's Meeting about

* Daimler demonstrates its expertise with Bus Rapid Transit in Japan
(Photograph: The picture shows a traffic situation in Istanbul) 
Tokyo,Japan -Autocar Professional News -Nov 03, 2014: -- In everyday life traffic, the Bus Rapid Transit concept impresses municipalities and passengers as a reliable, environmental-friendly and rapid means of transportation... Daimler says its sustainable transportation concepts are meeting with a great response all over the world. On October 30, a forum organized by Mercedes-Benz and FUSO provided information about the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system to almost 100 customers as well as Japanese politicians, administrative officials, and media representatives... Daimler Buses installed a BRT system in Adelaide, Australia, as early as the 1980s. It has since then gathered extensive experience and gained a vast amount of know-how. Today more than 30 cities all over the world rely on the expertise of Daimler’s BRT specialists — cities as diverse as Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul, and Strasbourg... Around 180 BRT systems are in operation worldwide. The fleets encompass a total of 40,000 buses that transport 30 million passengers every day... Municipalities are impressed by the fact that BRT systems generate lower construction and maintenance costs than other means of transportation with a comparable passenger capacity. In addition, express bus lanes can be set up more quickly than tram or subway lines. The barrier-free stops that are typical of BRT systems make it easier for people whose mobility is impaired to enter the buses. Lastly, the advance ticket sale feature reduces waiting times, thus making the system even more appealing for operators and passengers...



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