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Different cities offer different models and examples of public transport quality — both good and bad. The brief case studies linked below show that, and each provides links to additional detail.

For example, the Admedabad story shows how the Indian city learnt lessons from Delhi, where a bus rapid transit (BRT) scheme nearly brought the whole idea of BRT into disrepute in India.

The Bogotá example highlights some of the employment challenges involved in a new BRT scheme, while the London example highlights both the congestion charge innovation there and the British capital’s experience of public-private partnership (PPP).

We’ll keep adding more, so come back soon if you cannot find what you are looking for now. And please send us the stories from your city, or any comments about the case studies already on the site. Here is how to contact us.

Online resources

Sustainable transport in Freiburg — QPT Briefing 5

Learning from mistakes: BRT in Ahmedabad — QPT Briefing 7

A model BRT? Bogotá’s Transmilenio — QPT Briefing 8

Winners and losers in Johannesburg — QPT Briefing 11

Learning the right lessons from London — QPT Briefing 13

Long term transport planning in Ottawa — QPT Briefing 14

From crisis to innovation: the story of Seoul — QPT Briefing 15

Urban planning and public transport in Copenhagen — QPT Briefing 18

Social class and public transport in Delhi — QPT Briefing 19

Keeping a megacity moving — how Lagos is changing — QPT Briefing 20