Far East BRT's mission is to help cities plan, design and implement successful BRT and sustainable transport corridors which then inspire replication in other cities.
In order to achieve this mission as consultants, there are three broad requirements. First, the project has to be excellent and successful over a sustained period. Second, the project has to include a range of improvements including BRT and TOD. It should be an urban development project and corridor, not just a BRT project and corridor. Third, the project needs to be promoted, with impacts documented. Our mission is more focused on the first two steps, ensuring a successful project over a sustained period and ensuring that the project is a transformative urban corridor, but can also extend to the project promotion and impact analysis.
The Far East BRT Planning Company Limited, or Far East BRT, is a Hong Kong registered company set up in 2015 to further this mission. Members of Far East BRT’s team of key experts including Karl Fjellstrom, Xiaomei Duan and Wenxuan Ma led the planning, design and implementaton of Asia’s two 'Gold Standard' BRT systems in Guangzhou and Yichang. Regular Far East BRT consultants Derek Trusler and Remi Jeanneret were also involved in the Guangzhou BRT planning, as documented here.
Far East BRT draws on regular consultants as well as full-time staff, researchers and engineers in the fields of BRT, parking, non-motorized transport planning, road design, traffic management, and transit-oriented development. We regularly cooperate on projects with BRT Planning International, LLC, and we have a close working relationship with the Guangzhou Municipal Engineering Design and Research Institute (GMEDRI). Far East BRT experts have worked with GMEDRI on many projects over the last 15 years, in China and around the region.