Ji'an is small to medium sized metropolitan area in Jiangxi Province. The three urban areas around the city are Ji'an, Ji'an County and Jishui, which have a combined population of around 1 million inhabitants. Far East Mobility, under a contract with the Ji'an project management office and funded through the Asian Development Bank's project in the city, is assisting with and supervising the planning, design, implementation and operation of a BRT project connecting Ji'an with Ji'an County. This is a multi-year project starting in February 2017. The project also includes traffic management, non-motorized transport improvements, and greenways.
Ongoing work on transit-oriented development (TOD) in Ji'an, which is primarily funded under a contract with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, includes an article on the challenges and context for TOD in Ji'an.
The initial focus of the work was on ensuring a good BRT corridor selection, and this was achieved in July 2017. In a major meeting on 17 July the two most senior city officials, the Mayor and Party Secretary, endorsed Far East Mobility's corridor recommendation of Jinggangshan Avenue. However, key aspects of the design especially relating to the central city design are still being resolved in ongoing planning and design work, stakeholder consultation, and official deliberations.
Recent Ji'an related resources include a TOD introduction, and an article on an excellent new real-time bus location application at bus stops in Ji'an.