What types of bus systems are included in BRTData.org?
BRTData.org includes information about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems, Buses with a High Level of Service (BHLS) as well as improved bus corridors.
What is Bus Rapid Transit, or BRT?
BRT is a system that (i) operates with wheels on road surface and has (ii) high operational speed, (iii) good frequency, and (iv) low headway, while including a unique (v) marketing identity. BRT enables efficient travel by flexibly combining stations, vehicles, services, running ways, and intelligent transportation (ITS) elements into an integrated system with a strong brand that evokes a unique identity.
What are Buses with a High Level of Service (BHLS)?
The Bus with High Level of Service (BHLS) is the adaptation of the concept of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to the European context, where the mass transit function is already delivered by metros and tramways. BHLS is a bus system offering better services than conventional bus lines in terms of frequency, travel time, reliability, comfort and accessibility, through adopting a segregated infrastructure with appropriate operational conditions. BHLS also aims to provide more comfort to users. More information about BHLS can be found here.
What is a bus corridor?
An improved bus corridor is a section of road or contiguous roads served by one or multiple bus routes with a minimum length of 3 kilometers that has segregated or exclusive bus lane. If the segregated bus lane is curb aligned one of the following elements need to be present: (1) pre-board fare collection; (2) dynamic signal priority; (3) low or high platform-level boarding; (4) brand and logo.
Where does the data on BRTData.org come from?
Data from many sources, including transit agencies or associations of transit agencies, governments, researchers or NGOs, has been aggregated by our data partners. The data may be collected from websites, publications, conversations with experts, or direct observation. In instances where multiple sources of published data contradicts each other, BRTData.org defers to data from transit agencies, governments or peer-reviewed publications. The most current data available is used wherever possible.
What is the quality of the data on BRTData.org?
Data quality varies significantly. Generally, data in BRTData.org is drawn from reputable national and international sources. However, some of the data has inherent weaknesses, including significant uncertainties.
How is the data licensed?
How do I cite BRTData?
BRT Centre of Excellence, EMBARQ, IEA and SIBRT. “Global BRTData.” Version 0.00. Last modified: date. Available at: http://www.brtdata.org
The version number is available here.
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