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2014 (Vol. 7, Issue: 7)
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Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System Impacts to Environmental Quality

Mojtaba Shojaei Baghini, Amiruddin Ismail, Mohamad Hesam Hafezi, Omran Kohzadi Seifabad and Ramez Alezzi Almansob
Corresponding Author:  Mojtaba Shojaei Baghini 

Key words:  Air pollutant, bus rapid transit, environmental quality, transportation, vehicular emissions, ,
Vol. 7 , (7): 1344-1350
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April 22, 2013 May 14, 2013 February 20, 2014
Abstract:

The aim of this research is to examine the mechanism and performance of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system and its impacts on environment quality. Environment quality is an indicator of regional quality of life, supporting the health and well-being of the public and sustainability of the urban and natural environment. Transit agencies are adopting vehicles with alternative fuels, propulsion systems and pollutant emissions controls. One of the ways to improve the transportation environment is through the reduction of BRT emissions to improve air quality. The primary advantage of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is that it can be adapted to a multitude of operating environments, with sufficient scalability to deliver increased carrying capacity to meet future ridership growth. Moreover, the system will also likely reduce overall the noise levels by determining suitable noise management systems. The paper finds that a BRT system offers the greatest potential for greenhouse gas reductions primarily because BRT vehicles generally offer lower CO2 emissions per passenger mile than other transportation system.
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Mojtaba Shojaei Baghini, Amiruddin Ismail, Mohamad Hesam Hafezi, Omran Kohzadi Seifabad and Ramez Alezzi Almansob, 2014. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System Impacts to Environmental Quality.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 7(7): 1344-1350.
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