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.






Vancouver, Canada - translink


Vancouver has 578,041 inhabitants. 25% of total trips are made by public transport, as showed in the graph below.



The city has started the system in 1996 and now counts with 1 bus priority corridors consisting of 27 kilometers and benefiting 100,000 passengers every day. The average operational speed of the system is 23,0 km/h.





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
Broadway Corridor 100,000 27,00 14 All None On-street, no level boarding 23,0


SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 43,249 2015
Population, city (General info) 578,041 2006
Population, metro area (General info) 2,219,000 2006
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 736 2006
Modal split % public transport (General info) 25
Modal split % private transport (General info) 58
Modal split % non motorized (General info) 17
System name (System info) TransLink
Corridors (System info) 1
Year system commenced (System info) 1996
Transit agency (System info) Translink
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 2,08 2015
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info) 43,64 Calculated using annual demand and fare
Fare integration within the system (System info) Yes
Citywide fare integration (other modes) (System info)
Integration terminals (System info) 2
Transfer stations (System info) 2
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info)
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info) 100,000
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info) 30,000,000 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
Trunk lines (System info) 2
Feeder routes (System info)
Depots (System info)
System length (km) (Additional Information) 27,00
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information) Curbside
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information) N/A
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) Right
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information) Asphalt
Lane material at stations (Additional Information) Asphalt Google Earth
Stations (Additional Information) 14
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information) 1900,0
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) All
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information) None
Station boarding level (Additional Information) On-street, no level boarding
Real time information (Additional Information) All
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information)
Operating speed (Additional Information) 23,0
Total fleet (System fleet)
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) 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)
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) Good
Brand and logo (System image) Yes
Unique bus livery (System image) Yes
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety)
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety)

CORRIDOR Indicators - Broadway Corridor

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) Broadway Corridor
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 1996
Corridor service (Corridor info) Trunk lines with feeder routes & Conventional bus services
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info)
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 100,000
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 2 2012 Translink
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 27,00 google earth
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 6,60
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) 20,40
Position of with-flow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Curbside
Position of counterflow lanes, corridor (Running ways) N/A
Position of bus doors, corridor (Running ways) Right
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt Google Earth
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt Google Earth
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) None
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering) None
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering) All
Stations, corridor (Stations) 14
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 1900,0
Enhanced stations (Stations) Yes
Pre-board fare collection, corridor (Stations) All
Overtaking lanes, corridor (Stations) None
Station boarding level, corridor (Stations) On-street, no level boarding
Type of bus guidance (ITS) None
Peak frequency, corridor (buses per hour per direction) (Travel time)
Operating speed, corridor (Travel time) 23,0
Express services (Travel time)
Speed limit (km/h) (Travel time)
Real time information, corridor (Comfort) All
Physically integrated feeders (Comfort) No
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) Good 2012
Corridor annual fatalities (Road Safety)

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