CURITIBA: An International Perspective on the City's Bus-Transit Network

by Kenneth E. Kruckemeyer, (M.ASCE), Center for Transportation Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technol., 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage


The bus-transit transportation network in Curitiba, Brazil, has received widespread attention for its innovations and effectiveness. This paper looks at those breakthroughs, and considers their applicability to transportation problems in other countries. The paper adds an international overview to the prior presentations by two professionals from Curitiba: Lucas Nieri's presentation on demographics and urban planning, and Carlos Ceneviva's description of the transportation system.

Subject Headings: Buses | Urban and regional development | Public transportation | Innovation | Developing countries | Urban areas | Transportation networks | Brazil | South America

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