The Asia LEDS Partnership and the Malaysia Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), through its SPAD Academy, hosted the Workshop on Quantifying Environmental, Social, and Economic Benefits of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Systems during June 24-25, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to improve knowledge and capacity on quantifying benefits from BRT systems. The workshop report includes summaries of the workshop sessions and presentations, with links to specific resources.
Seventy participants from China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam shared experiences on planning and operating BRT systems, and gained practical skills on estimating greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction potential and other social and economic benefits of planned or current BRT projects to inform decision making. Additional details about the BRT workshop are available at: http://asialeds.org/events/alp-brt-workshop-malaysia-2014
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems serve more than 150 cities globally and have helped transform mobility. BRT systems can yield benefits including increased access to transportation services, reduced emissions through fuel savings, and improved liveability of cities. However, many benefits are often not quantified due to barriers such as lack of appropriate methodologies, inhibiting stakeholder understanding of the full impacts.