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Smart Networks

A well-designed public transportation system links different forms of transit – like buses and trains – into a network that can connect an entire region. By making it easy for people to get to all the places they need to go, using efficient routes and few transfers, more people will choose public transit and leave energy-wasting cars at home.

Global Innovation

Brazil's Bus Success

The world’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system opened in 1974 in Curitiba, Brazil. Today, millions of passengers every day use the system, whose multiple lines provide easy connections to everything from the region’s suburbs to downtown hospitals. Curitiba’s bus system success has inspired cities around the world, and even Chicago is developing its own BRT!

Image: Luan Lenon.