Peabody award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Senior Editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News. She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.
Colombia's Transmilleneo: Bus Rapid Transit
Friday, May 29, 2009
If you haven't noticed, New York City is in the midst of re-thinking its street space. One person who's been influential in articulating the philosophy behind those changes is the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia --- Enrique Pena Losa.
I recently sat down with Penalosa, who brought-the Transmilleneo system to Bogotá at the beginning of the decade. In Bus Rapid Transit, buses work like above ground subways, with turnstiles, platforms, and clear roadways. Penalosa says BRT could revolutionize New York's Transit network -- without expensive new subway lines.