Bus Rapid Transit

BRT data, design and performance measures.


Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction)
Peak buses / hr / direction
City centre peak hour speed
Full corridor peak hour speed
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare)
Operational mode
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads
Routes operating only in busway corridors
System passenger-trips per day
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point)
Highest peak hour boardings at a single station
Highest full-day boardings at a single station
Major prizes
Network of routes and corridors
High peak period operational speed (>20km/hr)
Faster than a trotting donkey
Buses operating both in & out of BRT corridors
Most bus passengers in BRT corridors carried by BRT buses
Net time saving for bus passengers in corridor
Throughput >20,000 passengers/hr (one direction)
Throughput >10,000 passengers/hr (one direction)
Carries more than a mixed traffic lane (2500 pphpd)

Vehicles & ITS

Fleet of special BRT buses
Fleet of regular buses using BRT stations
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses
Fleet of integrated BRT feeder buses
Type of fare collection / verification technology
Location of bus doorways
Number of doors in BRT buses
BRT vehicle length
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses
BRT vehicle fuel
BRT bus manufacturer
Fare system vendor
Sliding door system vendor
Surveillance system vendor
Real-time next bus information displays
Distinctive BRT buses
Sliding doors in BRT stations
Low-emission vehicle technology (≥Euro III)
Automated fare collection and fare verification
System control centre
High-quality passenger information on buses
Audio announcements on BRT buses
Real-time CCTV surveillance at all stations


BRT Standard score
Year system commenced
System name
Lead local design / planning work
Project website
Distinctive marketing identity for system


Number of BRT stations
Stations with functioning passing lanes
Most station substops
Location of busway lanes
Longest BRT station (non terminal)
Shortest BRT station
Total length of dedicated busway
Length including mixed traffic portions
Station platform width (including walls & doors)
Station platform height
Average distance between stations
Number of corridors
Number of BRT terminals
Number of BRT depots
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways
Enhanced station (more than just a bus shelter)
Overtaking lanes at more than 75% of stations
Bike sharing in vicinity of BRT stations
Wheelchair accessible stations
Distinctive BRT stations
>1 substop at >75% of stations (requires overtaking)
Includes BRT-only tunnels or bridges
>1 stop position at stopping area at >75% of stations
Stations away from intersections
Station size based on passenger demand
Full weather protection on most station platforms
Full weather protection on all station platforms
Covered station access
Escalators/lifts at >20% of stations with bridges/tunnels
Signal priority or grade separation at intersections
Level boarding and alighting
High-quality passenger information at stations
Bicycle parking at BRT stations
Segregated bike lanes along main corridor(s)
Improvements to nearby public space
Physical BRT laneway dividers

Regulation & costs

Fare type (flat fare or distance-based)
Median cash fare
Median smart card fare
Fare range (cash payment)
Fare range (e-payment)
Infrastructure cost per km
BRT bus operator(s)
12m BRT bus cost
18m BRT bus cost
BRT management agency
Operating hours
Infrastructure financing source
More than one BRT bus operator
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification
Competitively bid operating contracts
Payment per bus-kilometre rather than per passenger
No operational subsidy from government
Buses paid for by operators rather than government
Oversight from an independent entity/agency
BRT authority plans and controls the system

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