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.






The BRTData is a public platform to share bus priority systems data.

Here the user can access data about BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), BHLS (Bus with High Level of Service) or bus priority systems in 205 cities worldwide. The platform consolidates data from a variety sources, including researchers, transit agencies, municipalities and NGOs.

The availability of BRTData data is essential to increase knowledge about these systems for decision makers, searches, journalists and organizations working with urban mobility. This information is essential to increase the movement of people, especially at this moment when there is an increase demand and interest in high quality bus systems, in cities that look for low costs solutions for the sustainable urban transport.