NYT profiles bus rapid transit in Bogota

July 10th, 2009

Today’s New York Times profiles the Transmilenio system in Bogota, a center-running bus rapid transit system that has quickly become a very popular way to get around town. (This was modeled on the famous system in Curitiba, Brazil, and Mexico City and many others have similar systems now.)

We’ve long been advocates of a similar system in San Francisco, specifically on Geary and Van Ness boulevards. (Proposition K in 2003 – six years ago – identified these as top priorities.) Of course, projects in San Francisco take decades while projects in other cities only take a few years, but we are hoping that once the EIRs are done construction can begin soon on both.