The China Sustainable Transportation Center (CSTC) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded and supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Energy Foundation.
The mission of CSTC is to help China’s cities design and implement sustainable, multi-modal urban transportation systems, particularly bus rapid transit. CSTC assists cities throughout China to develop sustainable transportation systems—i.e., energy-efficient transportation systems that cause minimal environmental damage—primarily by providing BRT systems training. The ultimate goal is to minimize energy consumption and pollution from private vehicles, reduce traffic congestion, and improve urban livability by helping cities to develop efficient mass transit systems.
CSTC is mainly working on (1) advocating BRT to city planners and government decision-makers; (2) training Chinese cities in how to implement state-of-the-art BRT systems; and (3) introducing international best practice in BRT development and management to priority cities, aiming to transfer international best practice skills to local decision-makers and developers. CSTC is helping to develop and implement BRT systems in Beijing, Kunming, Hangzhou, Ji'nan, Xi'an, Shenzhen, and Hefei.