Tracking the global evolution of bus rapid transit with BRTData.org

BRTData.org allows users to compare data at the continent, country, and city levels, and to create revealing data visualizations. The tool assists researchers, engineers, urban planners, and city leaders in their efforts to evaluate and improve urban transport.

Users can access a range of BRT indicators, including the modal shares of public, private, and non-motorized transport, average fares, daily demand, and bus frequency. BRTData.org provides evidence to inform policy direction, helping large cities develop connected, reliable urban transport networks and raise residents’ quality of life.

While the database has existed since 2010, BRTData.org saw an overhaul of its interface in December 2014 to become more user friendly. The platform is a project of Across Latitudes and Cultures – Bus Rapid Transit Center of Excellence (ALC-BRT) and is made possible by a partnership between EMBARQ, ALC-BRT, the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Latin American Association of Integrated Transport Systems and BRT (SIBRT). BRTData.org is currently managed and updated by EMBARQ Brasil.

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Publication Type Online database
Publisher EMBARQ Brazil
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