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Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 11,100  24-Jun-2013, east of San Pascual, PM peak, W-E   
Year system commenced: 2009  Opened 1 March   
System name: Mio   
Number of BRT stations: 58  Incl. Julio Rincon   


Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 11,100  24-Jun-2013, east of San Pascual, PM peak, W-E   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 164  24-Jun-2013, San Pascual station, AM peak, E-W   
City centre peak hour speed: 15.5 km/hr  Multiple surveys, 24-Jun-2013, AM peak   
Full corridor peak hour speed: 14.5 km/hr  Multiple surveys, 24-Jun-2013, AM peak   
Operational mode: hybrid  18m buses trunk only, 12m in & out of corridor   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 10  T57A, T57B, T47A, T47B, T40, T31, E37, E31, E21, E27   
System passenger-trips per day: 170,000   CCAP 2012
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 68   
Highest peak hour boardings at a single station: 2,250  24-Jun-2013, Petecuy station, PM peak   
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: 220  Phase 1 18m buses only; not incl. 12m buses   
Fleet of regular buses using BRT stations: 0   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 220   
Location of bus doorways: 2 sides 12m buses, 1 side 18m buses  traffic is on the right   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 4  4 in 18m. 5 doors (2+3) in 12m, which can go out of corridor   
BRT vehicle length: 12m, 18m   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 41 and 48  Volvos 48 seats (112 standing), Mercedes 41 seats (119 standing)   
BRT vehicle fuel: diesel   
BRT bus manufacturer: Volvo, Mercedes Benz   
Real-time next bus information displays   
Distinctive BRT buses   
Sliding doors in BRT stations     Many not functioning or malfunctioning
Low-emission vehicle technology (≥Euro III)   
Automated fare collection and fare verification   
System control centre   
High-quality passenger information on buses     Lack of reliable next-stop information on many routes
Audio announcements on BRT buses     Only on some trunk buses


BRT Standard score (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE): SILVER   
Year system commenced: 2009  Opened 1 March   
System name: Mio   
Project website:   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     Mio


Number of BRT stations: 58  Incl. Julio Rincon   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 90%   
Most station substops: 3   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 155m  3 substops   
Shortest BRT station: 45m   
Total length of dedicated busway: 34 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 35.6 km   
Station platform width (including walls & doors): 5m   
Station platform height: 1m   
Average distance between stations: 630m   
Number of corridors: 6   
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)     Most stations have only 1 substop
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     Not in all corridors
Full weather protection on most station platforms   
Full weather protection on all station platforms   
Covered station access   
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): flat fare   
Median smart card fare: 1,500 pesos   
Infrastructure cost per km: US$14.44 million  2012 value. Source: IADB 2015   
BRT bus operator(s): Includes: Git Masivo, ETM, Unimetro, Blanco y Negro   
BRT management agency: Metro Cali S.A.   
More than one BRT bus operator   
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification   
Competitively bid operating contracts   
BRT authority plans and controls the system     Metro Cali SA

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