Taichung to replace BRT with dedicated bus lanes

The China Post
Date: March 24, 2015
By: CNA

TAIPEI–Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) announced Monday that the city’s existing bus

A bus rapid transit (BRT) vehicle stops at a station in Taichung, yesterday. Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) announced that the city's existing BRT system will be replaced by “optimized dedicated bus lanes” starting on July 8.(CNA)

A bus rapid transit (BRT) vehicle stops at a station in Taichung, yesterday. Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) announced that the city’s existing BRT system will be replaced by “optimized dedicated bus lanes” starting on July 8.(CNA)

rapid transit (BRT) system will be replaced by “optimized dedicated bus lanes” that will start operation July 8.

“The optimized dedicated bus lanes will replace the not-yet-born BRT, while taking the safety and efficiency of motorists, motorcyclists and pedestrians into consideration,” Lin said during a city administration meeting.

In addition, the new measure will also be able to save as much as NT$28 billion (US$824 million) allocated to complete the system, Lin added, touting the new plan as meeting his administration’s promise to improve the city’s traffic.     [FULL  STORY]