Bogota, largest Bus Rapid Transit system

1999 CEBogota, Colombia

"In 1999, Bogota’s mayor, Enrique Peñalosa, proposed a plan for a Bus Rapid Transit system, the TransMilenio, that would improve the efficiency and safety of public passenger transport services by providing access to the urban poor, enhance private sector involvement in service provision, reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions and lay the foundation for a comprehensive urban development process for the city . . . From the initial 41km of bus lanes completed in 2000 to the expansion to 207km in 2015, the TransMilenio system has become the largest BRT in the world." As of 2020, Bogota's TransMilenio had 1,463,140 daily passengers.

Quote: "TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit System," Urban Sustainability Exchange. Statistic: "Colombia Number of Passengers: Per Day: Bogota: Transmilenio/SITP," CEIC Data.

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