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Apr 2016 | DISRUPTIVE LEADERSHIP

IMPLEMENTING A FIRST CLASS BRT SYSTEM
PSD’S BRITTANY VAN DEN BRINK IN CONVERSATION WITH JOE CALABRESE OF THE GREATER CLEVELAND REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY

Cities across North America are fast adopting rapid transit systems as a means of increasing mobility and easing congestion in a sustainable way. While many opt for rail systems, bus rapid transit (BRT) is increasingly viewed as a viable (less costly) alternative. Joe Calabrese, CEO and General Manager for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, spoke with PSD about the process of selecting, branding, and building a rail-like BRT system that has not only led to the rebirth of Euclid Avenue, a major Cleveland corridor, but has become known as America’s best BRT. A trusted leader, Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell has said “Nobody gets more credit for getting BRT operational than Joe Calabrese.”

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