Effective public transit is central to development. For the vast majority of developing city residents, public transit is the only practical means to access employment, education, an public services, especially like here in Gauteng, when such services are beyond the viable distance of walking or cycling. Unfortunately, the current state of public transit services in developing cities does little to serve the actual mobility needs of the population. Bus and Rail services are too often unreliable, at times costly, inconvenient and dangerous.
In response to all these challenges, the Bus Rapid Transit system was born. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) can provide high-quality, metro-like transit service at a fraction of the cost of other options.