Global BRT Data


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.






Cape Town, South Africa - myciti


Cape Town has 3,740,026 inhabitants. 44% of total trips are made by public transport, as showed in the graph below.



The city has started the system in 2011 and now counts with 1 bus priority corridors consisting of 17 kilometers and benefiting 20,000 passengers every day.





Some technical details about corridors are presented in the table below.



Corridor NameDaily demand, corridor (passengers per day)Corridor length (km)Stations, corridorPre-board fare collection, corridorOvertaking lanes, corridorStation boarding level, corridorOperating speed, corridor
1A 20,000 17,00 35 All


SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 5,692 2015
Population, city (General info) 3,740,026 2011
Population, metro area (General info) 3,740,026 2011
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 1,530 2011
Modal split % public transport (General info) 44 2014
Modal split % private transport (General info) 47 2014
Modal split % non motorized (General info) 9 2014
System name (System info) MyCiti 2015
Corridors (System info) 1 2007
Year system commenced (System info) 2011
Transit agency (System info)
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 1,24 2015
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info) 6,40 Calculated using annual demand and fare
Fare integration within the system (System info) Yes 2015 MyCiti
Citywide fare integration (other modes) (System info)
Integration terminals (System info) 2 2014
Transfer stations (System info)
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info)
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info) 20,000 2013
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info) 7,400,000 2014
Capital productivity (boardings per bus per day) (System info)
Operational productivity (IPK) (System info)
Operations control center (System info)
Trunk lines (System info) 2 2015
Feeder routes (System info) 26 2015
Depots (System info) 3 2013
System length (km) (Additional Information) 17,00 2013 ITDP BRT Standard
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information)
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information)
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) Left & Right 2011 MyCiti
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information)
Lane material at stations (Additional Information)
Stations (Additional Information) 35 2015
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information) 485,7 Calculated using system length and stations
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) All 2014
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information)
Station boarding level (Additional Information)
Real time information (Additional Information) All 2015 MyCiti
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information) 6 2015
Operating speed (Additional Information)
Total fleet (System fleet) 310 2010
Fleet, standard buses (System fleet)
Average age, standard buses (System fleet)
Propulsion, standard buses (System fleet)
Fuel type, standard buses (System fleet)
Fuel economy, standard buses (System fleet)
Fleet, articulated buses (System fleet)
Average age, articulated buses (System fleet)
Propulsion, articulated buses (System fleet)
Fuel type, articulated buses (System fleet) Diesel 2015
Fuel economy, articulated buses (System fleet)
Fleet, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) 0
Average age, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) N/A
Propulsion, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) N/A
Fuel type, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) N/A
Fuel economy, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) N/A
Fleet, double-decker buses (System fleet) 0
Average age, double-decker buses (System fleet) N/A
Propulsion, double-decker buses (System fleet) N/A
Fuel type, double-decker buses (System fleet) N/A
Fuel economy, double-decker buses (System fleet) N/A
Typical fuel type (System fleet) Diesel 2015
City's diesel sulfur content (ppm) (System fleet)
Total cost per kilometer (US$ million per km) (System cost)
Planning cost (US$ million) (System cost)
Capital cost per kilometer (US$ million per km) (System cost)
Infrastructure cost per kilometer (US$ million per km) (System cost)
Equipment cost (US$ million) (System cost)
Annual operational cost (US$ million) (System cost)
User rating (System image)
Brand and logo (System image) Yes 2011
Unique bus livery (System image) Yes 2011
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety)
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety)

CORRIDOR Indicators - 1A

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) 1A MyCiti
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 2011
Corridor service (Corridor info) Trunk lines with feeder routes 2015 MyCiti
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info)
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 20,000 2013
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 2 2015
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 17,00 2013 ITDP BRT Standard
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways)
Length of segregated counterflow lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways)
Length of exclusive lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways)
Mixed traffic with-flow length, corridor (km) (Running ways)
Position of with-flow lanes, corridor (Running ways)
Position of counterflow lanes, corridor (Running ways)
Position of bus doors, corridor (Running ways) Left & Right 2011 MyCiti
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways)
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways)
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering)
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering)
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering)
Stations, corridor (Stations) 35 2015
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 485,7 Calculated using corridor length and stations
Enhanced stations (Stations) Yes 2017
Pre-board fare collection, corridor (Stations) All 2014
Overtaking lanes, corridor (Stations)
Station boarding level, corridor (Stations)
Type of bus guidance (ITS)
Peak frequency, corridor (buses per hour per direction) (Travel time) 6 2015
Operating speed, corridor (Travel time)
Express services (Travel time) Yes 2016
Speed limit (km/h) (Travel time)
Real time information, corridor (Comfort) All 2015 MyCiti
Physically integrated feeders (Comfort)
Total cost per kilometer, corridor (US$ million per km) (Cost)
Planning cost, corridor (US$ million) (Cost)
Infrastructure cost per kilometer, corridor (US$ million per km) (Cost)
User rating, corridor (Quality of service)
Corridor annual fatalities (Road Safety)

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