Examples of BRT from around the world

Planning for a Northern Beaches Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system was discussed at a meeting today between the NSW Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian MP, Manly MP and NSW Treasurer Mike Baird MP and the SHOROC Board of Mayors and General Managers representing Manly, Mosman Pittwater and Warringah councils.

“The Transport Minister provided an update on the NSW Government’s progress on its BRT feasibility study and the meeting involved constructive discussion about the initial planning and development phase as well as long term-goals of the BRT”, said SHOROC President and Pittwater Mayor Harvey Rose. “It was a positive meeting where we discussed the NSW Government’s commitment to this significant transport infrastructure project for the SHOROC region”.

Find out more on the pre-feasibility study and its announcement.

The meeting was organised by Manly MP and NSW Treasurer Mike Baird and discussion focused on the objectives of the BRT, global case studies and addressing the potential challenges, barriers and benefits for the SHOROC region.

Mayor Rose said “the Bus Rapid Transit system is a key element of SHOROC’s regional strategy Shaping Our Future and we think it’s a practical solution that can be built and fully operational at a realistic cost and in a short-term timeframe”.

The NSW Government’s feasibility study is the first step toward constructing a public transport system that will deliver real change for our region. SHOROC understands the NSW Government’s feasibility study involves a strategic assessment of the Bus Rapid Transit options for the region, including potentials costs, alignment options, integration, environmental impacts and traffic and patronage studies.

“I am pleased that the Minister and MPs have arranged for SHOROC to work closely with the Department of Transport on the feasibility study, demonstrating a strong partnership approach with our councils on this vital project”, said Mayor Rose.

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Find out about the $3million allocated for studies into Bus Rapid Transit for the Northern Beaches.

 

 

  • http://shoroc.com SHOROC

    HI Mr Warr
    Thank you for your comments.
    As part of the Shaping Our Future strategy, the councils of the SHOROC region agreed that the East-West trunk route for the Bus Rapid Transit between Dee Why, Frenchs Forest and Chatswood was a key priority for investment.
    As part of the Mayor-led campaign for this funding, this East-West route has been promoted as a major priority and has been included for investigation as part of the NSW Government’s feasibility study into the Bus Rapid Transit system for our region.
    You can find our more on the priorities and how this campaign is progressing at http://shoroc.com/2011/public-transport-roads/
    Regards
    SHOROC

  • http://shoroc.com SHOROC

    Manly Daily 24 August 2011: Better bus network underway

    by Bryn Kay

    Planning has officially started on the NSW government’s proposed Bus Rapid Transit network for the northern beaches.

    The announcement from NSW Treasurer and Manly MP Mike Baird came
    after last month’s revelation that the travel corridor from the northern
    beaches to the city was the slowest morning CBD commute in the country.

    On Monday, Mr Baird said plans for the network, which would see
    high-frequency services running from Mona Vale into the city, were now
    “no longer just words, it’s action”, after the Treasurer joined NSW
    Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian in meeting Shore Regional
    Organisation of Councils board members.

    The organisation is represented by mayors and general managers from Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah councils.

    “I think it’s exciting news that work is now underway,” Mr Baird said.

    “It’s hard not to be excited about the opportunities a Bus Rapid Transport Network could bring to the northern beaches.

    “At the same time we need to do the work for it properly and not rush
    into anything that is not properly considered and consulted.”

    Mr Baird revealed that a pre-feasibility report is due by February.

  • http://shoroc.com SHOROC

    Manly Daily 24 August 2011: Better bus network underway
             by Bryn Kay
                       
    Planning has officially started on the NSW government’s proposed Bus Rapid Transit network for the northern beaches.

    The announcement from NSW Treasurer and Manly MP Mike Baird came  after last month’s revelation that the travel corridor from the northern beaches to the city was the slowest morning CBD commute in the country.

    On Monday, Mr Baird said plans for the network, which would see  high-frequency services running from Mona Vale into the city, were now “no longer just words, it’s action”, after the Treasurer joined NSW
    Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian in meeting Shore Regional  Organisation of Councils board members.

    The organisation is represented by mayors and general managers from Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah councils.

    “I think it’s exciting news that work is now underway,” Mr Baird said.

    “It’s hard not to be excited about the opportunities a Bus Rapid Transport Network could bring to the northern beaches.

    “At the same time we need to do the work for it properly and not rush
     into anything that is not properly considered and consulted.”

    Mr Baird revealed that a pre-feasibility report is due by February.

    More at http://shoroc.com/2011/public-transport-roads/