Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): a concept also popular on urban motorways

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The broader development of buses and coaches, both of which use space quite efficiently, has become a major public policy tool in current efforts to cope with environmental challenges. Since the option of building new infrastructure is no longer easily affordable or sustainable, public policies have tended instead to redistribute space to benefit those modes deemed preferable to the single-passenger automobile. This "revolution" has required creativity, strong decision-maker involvement and considerable outreach to all actors.