Global BRTData


About Global BRTData

The BRTData gathers information on Bus Rapid Transit – BRT and bus priority systems in cities around the world. The platform is source of research for academics, journalists, students and municipal technicians, as well as provides technical background for decision making regarding public transport.

The data presented contemplate full BRT systems (dedicated bus lanes, unique brand, platform-level boarding, pre-board fare collection, and real time user information) and priority bus systems: cities with dedicated bus lanes, bus without some of the elements of a BRT. The website allows the user to know the systems and corridors of each city, compare indicators and generate graphs.

The BRTData was developed by Across Latitudes and Cultures – Bus Rapid Transit (ALC-BRT), a center of excellence (CoE) in BRT, and by WRI, with collaboration of the Latin American Association of Integrated Transport Systems and BRT (SIBRT) and the International Energy Agency (IEA). The platform is monthly updated with reliable data and verified by WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities.



Key Indicators per Region

Regions Passengers per Day Number of Cities Length (km)
Africa 468,178 (1.46%) 4 (2.43%) 117 (2.44%)
Asia 9,293,372 (29%) 42 (25.6%) 1,579 (32.81%)
Europe 1,566,580 (4.88%) 44 (26.82%) 813 (16.9%)
Latin America 19,470,072 (60.75%) 54 (32.92%) 1,757 (36.52%)
Northern America 810,513 (2.52%) 16 (9.75%) 448 (9.32%)
Oceania 436,200 (1.36%) 4 (2.43%) 96 (1.98%)

Changelog highlights

Version 3.28, September 13, 2017

New Maps: Paris

New Station Maps: Paris

New Videos: Paris


From August update (3.27) has a new definition for Corridor. Now the database includes 356 corridors in 164 cities along 4811 km serving more than 32 M passengers per day. Click here for more information.