Strategic Analysis of Bus Rapid Transit System in Improvement of Public Transportation: Case of Tehran, Iran

  •  Hamid Mohammad-Beigi    
  •  Jafar Nouri    
  •  Humman Liaghati    


Urban transportation is one of the principal and significant elements of urban system that supplies the accessibility of citizens to different requirements. Growth of population in large cities of Iran especially in its capital, Tehran and as a result of city expansion and transportation growth have been caused many environmental problems. So, public transportation specifically Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is suitable solution for solving these problems. This paper, tried presents required strategies to improve transit oriented development in the use of BRT in Tehran using SWOT technique through strategic planning. In this paper surveys and field studies have been used to determine the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats with to results of provide strategies to improve BRT of Tehran. Analysis shows that BRT after to 6 years operation has effective and beneficial, social, economic and environmental impacts in Tehran. Indeed, the public satisfaction about BRT is high in this city.

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