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.




Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - dart


Dar es Salaam has 4,364,541 inhabitants. 56% of total trips are made by public transport, as showed in the graph below.



The city has started the system in 2016 and now counts with 1 bus priority corridors consisting of 21 kilometers and benefiting 160,000 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
Phase 1 160,000 21,10 27 All Partial High level platform


SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 865 2015
Population, city (General info) 4,364,541 2012
Population, metro area (General info) 4,364,541 2012
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 3,133 2012
Modal split % public transport (General info) 56 2007
Modal split % private transport (General info) 7 2007
Modal split % non motorized (General info) 37 2007
System name (System info) DART 2016
Corridors (System info) 1 2016
Year system commenced (System info) 2016
Transit agency (System info) SUMATRA 2016
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 0,30 2016
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info) 9,99 2016 Calculated using annual demand and fare
Fare integration within the system (System info) Yes 2016
Citywide fare integration (other modes) (System info) No 2016
Integration terminals (System info) 5 2016
Transfer stations (System info) 0 2016
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info)
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info) 160,000 2016, with feeder routes
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info) 48,000,000 2016 Calculated using daily demand and 300 working days
Capital productivity (boardings per bus per day) (System info)
Operational productivity (IPK) (System info)
Operations control center (System info) All 2016
Trunk lines (System info) 7 2015
Feeder routes (System info) 12 2016
Depots (System info) 2 2015
System length (km) (Additional Information) 21,10 2016
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information) Median 2016 Google Earth
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information) N/A 2016
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) Right 2016
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information) Concrete 2016
Lane material at stations (Additional Information) Concrete 2016
Stations (Additional Information) 27 2016
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information) 781,5 2016 Calculated using system length and stations
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) All 2015
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information) Partial 2016
Station boarding level (Additional Information) High level platform 2016
Real time information (Additional Information)
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information)
Operating speed (Additional Information)
Total fleet (System fleet) 140 2016
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)
Fuel economy, articulated buses (System fleet)
Fleet, bi-articulated buses (System fleet)
Average age, bi-articulated buses (System fleet)
Propulsion, bi-articulated buses (System fleet)
Fuel type, bi-articulated buses (System fleet)
Fuel economy, bi-articulated buses (System fleet)
Fleet, double-decker buses (System fleet)
Average age, double-decker buses (System fleet)
Propulsion, double-decker buses (System fleet)
Fuel type, double-decker buses (System fleet)
Fuel economy, double-decker buses (System fleet)
Typical fuel type (System fleet)
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) 6,900 2016
Equipment cost (US$ million) (System cost)
Annual operational cost (US$ million) (System cost)
User rating (System image)
Brand and logo (System image) Yes 2016
Unique bus livery (System image) Yes 2016
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety)
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety)

CORRIDOR Indicators - Phase 1

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) Phase 1
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 2016
Corridor service (Corridor info) Trunk lines with feeder routes 2016
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info)
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 160,000 2016, with feeder routes
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 7 2015
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 21,10 2016
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 21,10 2016 Google Earth
Length of segregated counterflow lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00
Length of exclusive lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00
Mixed traffic with-flow length, corridor (km) (Running ways) N/A
Position of with-flow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Median 2016 Google Earth
Position of counterflow lanes, corridor (Running ways) N/A
Position of bus doors, corridor (Running ways) Right 2016
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways) Concrete 2016
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways) Concrete 2016
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) None 2016 Google Earth
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering)
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering)
Stations, corridor (Stations) 27 2016
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 781,5 2016 Calculated using system length and stations
Enhanced stations (Stations) Yes 2016
Pre-board fare collection, corridor (Stations) All 2015
Overtaking lanes, corridor (Stations) Partial 2016
Station boarding level, corridor (Stations) High level platform 2016
Type of bus guidance (ITS)
Peak frequency, corridor (buses per hour per direction) (Travel time)
Operating speed, corridor (Travel time)
Express services (Travel time) Yes 2015
Speed limit (km/h) (Travel time) 60 2015
Real time information, corridor (Comfort)
Physically integrated feeders (Comfort) No 2016 Google Earth
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) 6,900 2016
User rating, corridor (Quality of service)
Corridor annual fatalities (Road Safety)

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