Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) With A Twist (and a curve)
While conducting BRT research, E-Squared Engineering visited the site of one of the world's most technologically advanced systems in the world. The location was Rouen, France. Rouen is a one hour train ride north of Paris. What makes this transit system unique is the optic guidance system in use on several of their bus routes.
The TEOR Metrobus system uses traditional BRT strategies like:
The TEOR Metrobus also uses non traditional ITS technology - the optic guidance system. TEOR describes their system this way:
As of Spring 2004, the optic guidance system hadn't been in operation very long but the drivers like the system and the passengers just relax and enjoy the advantages. Several delegations from transit properties from around the world continue to visit Rouen to see the results.
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