Bus rapid transit (BRT) has evolved from an emerging mode used mainly in developing countries to an established transportation mode providing sustainable mobility in cities throughout the world, including those in developed nations such as the U.S. Planners have also discovered that BRT is a flexible mode that can be used in a wide range of urban transport applications including suburb-suburb premium service, core city-suburb premium service, high-speed freeway service, feeder service to rail networks, mainline transit trucks in smaller cities and circulator services in downtowns. BRT can also serve as a catalyst for development and economic activity.
The conference will be held in Los Angeles, California, the city with the largest number of BRT lines in the country. The conference will bring together experts from agencies, the private sector and academia to explore the latest issues and trends in both research and practice related to the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of BRT systems and networks in the world. This is the sixth iteration of a very successful conference, the last of which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada in August 2012.