Press Release: First Bus Rapid Transit System in Argentina Launches in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, a member of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, announced that a network of dedicated bus lanes, the first in Argentina, went into operation today. The bus rapid transit (BRT) system includes 12.5 kilometers of bus lanes that are estimated to increase public transportation use by up to 15% in the areas it serves. The BRT system will reduce fuel use by buses in the city by 30% and related CO2 emissions, thereby improving air quality. It will also reduce peak hour travel time by 40% for over two million passengers each month, once complete.

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