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The BRTData is a Project of Across Latitudes and Cultures – Bus Rapid Transit (ALC-BRT), a Centre of Excellence for Bus Rapid Transit. The platform construction and data collect are the result of a partnership between the ALC-BRT members, the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Latin American Association of Integrated Transport Systems and BRT (SIBRT). Currently, the BRTData is managed and updated by WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities.

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Boston, United States - mbta silver line

 

Boston has 645,966 inhabitants. 35% of total trips are made by public transport, as showed in the graph below.

 

MODAL SPLIT - BOSTON

The city has started the system in 2002 and now counts with 2 bus priority corridors consisting of 10 kilometers and benefiting 33,386 passengers every day. The average operational speed of the system is 17,3 km/h.

 

SYSTEM LENGTH IN RELATION TO United States

 

DAILY DEMAND IN RELATION TO United States

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
Silver Line Waterfront 14,507 6,44 18 Partial None On-street, no level boarding 20,0
Silver Line Washington Street 18,879 3,86 13 None None On-street, no level boarding 12,9

Curiosities

SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 55,837 2015 databank.worldbank.org
Population, city (General info) 645,966 2013 quickfacts.census.gov
Population, metro area (General info) 4,684,299 2013 www.census.gov
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 504 2010 www.census.gov
Modal split % public transport (General info) 35 2009 en.wikipedia.org
Modal split % private transport (General info) 45 2009 en.wikipedia.org
Modal split % non motorized (General info) 20 2009 en.wikipedia.org
System name (System info) MBTA Silver Line
Corridors (System info) 2 2011 Diaz R. (editor) Hinebaugh D. (director) , Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making (CBRT), FTA
Year system commenced (System info) 2002 www.mbta.com
Transit agency (System info) Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority 2014 www.mbta.com
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 2,00 2016 www.mbta.com
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info) 14,02 Calculated using annual demand and fare
Fare integration within the system (System info) Yes 2014 mbta.com
Citywide fare integration (other modes) (System info) Yes 2014 mbta.com
Integration terminals (System info) 3 2014 mbta.com
Transfer stations (System info) 5 2014 mbta.com
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info)
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info) 33,386 2014 www.mbta.com
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info) 10,015,800 2014 Calculated using daily demand and 300 working days
Capital productivity (boardings per bus per day) (System info) 681 2014 Calculated using daily demand and total fleet
Operational productivity (IPK) (System info)
Operations control center (System info) All 2014 www.mbta.com
Trunk lines (System info) 5 2014 mbta.com
Feeder routes (System info)
Depots (System info)
System length (km) (Additional Information) 10,30 2014 db.nbrti.org
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information) Curbside 2014 www.fta.dot.gov
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information) Curbside Google Earth
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) Right 2014 Personal Observation
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information) Asphalt & Concrete 2014 Google Maps
Lane material at stations (Additional Information) Asphalt & Concrete 2014 Google Maps
Stations (Additional Information) 31 2014 db.nbrti.org
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information) 322,0 2005 www.nbrti.org
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) Partial 2014 www.nbrti.org
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information) None 2014 Google Maps
Station boarding level (Additional Information) On-street, no level boarding 2014 Personal Observation
Real time information (Additional Information) None 2014 Personal Observation
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information) 18 2014 www.mbta.com
Operating speed (Additional Information) 17,3 2013 More Development For Your Transit Dollar - An Analysis of 21 North American Transit Corridors (ITDP)
Total fleet (System fleet) 49 2009 www.mbta.com
Fleet, standard buses (System fleet) 17 2009 www.mbta.com
Average age, standard buses (System fleet) 4,0 2007 www.mbta.com
Propulsion, standard buses (System fleet) Combustion 2009 www.mbta.com
Fuel type, standard buses (System fleet) CNG 2009 www.mbta.com
Fuel economy, standard buses (System fleet)
Fleet, articulated buses (System fleet) 32 2009 www.mbta.com
Average age, articulated buses (System fleet) 1,5 2007 www.mbta.com
Propulsion, articulated buses (System fleet) Hybrid 2009 www.mbta.com
Fuel type, articulated buses (System fleet) Hybrid 2009 (Hybrid: diesel-electricity) www.mbta.com
Fuel economy, articulated buses (System fleet) 1,067 www.nrel.gov (page 7)
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) Hybrid 2009 (Hybrid: diesel-electricity) www.mbta.com
City's diesel sulfur content (ppm) (System fleet)
Total cost per kilometer (US$ million per km) (System cost) 60,777 2004 db.nbrti.org
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) 13,000 2004 www.nbrti.org
Annual operational cost (US$ million) (System cost)
User rating (System image) Good 2012 www.nyc.gov
Brand and logo (System image) Yes 2014 www.mbta.com
Unique bus livery (System image) Yes 2014 Personal Observation
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety) 13 2011 www.city-data.com
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety)

CORRIDOR Indicators - Silver Line Waterfront

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) Silver Line Waterfront www.mbta.com
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 2004 www.mbta.com
Corridor service (Corridor info) Trunk lines with feeder routes 2012 www.mbta.com
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info)
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 14,507 2014 www.mbta.com
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 3 www.mbta.com
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 6,44 2014 db.nbrti.org
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00
Length of segregated counterflow lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00
Length of exclusive lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 4,00
Mixed traffic with-flow length, corridor (km) (Running ways) 1,30
Position of with-flow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Curbside 2014 Google Earth
Position of counterflow lanes, corridor (Running ways) N/A
Position of bus doors, corridor (Running ways) Right 2014 Personal Observation
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt & Concrete 2013 Google Earth
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt & Concrete 2013 Google Earth
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) Partial 2013 Google Earth
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering) None
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering) None
Stations, corridor (Stations) 18 Including stations on both branches; www.mbta.com
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 379,0 2014 Including stations on both branches; www.mbta.com
Enhanced stations (Stations) Yes www.flickr.com
Pre-board fare collection, corridor (Stations) Partial mbta.com
Overtaking lanes, corridor (Stations) None 2014 Google Maps
Station boarding level, corridor (Stations) On-street, no level boarding 2014 Personal Observation
Type of bus guidance (ITS) None 2012
Peak frequency, corridor (buses per hour per direction) (Travel time) 18 www.mbta.com
Operating speed, corridor (Travel time) 20,0 2013 More Development For Your Transit Dollar - An Analysis of 21 North American Transit Corridors (ITDP)
Express services (Travel time) No 2016 www.mbta.com
Speed limit (km/h) (Travel time)
Real time information, corridor (Comfort) None 2014 Personal Observation
Physically integrated feeders (Comfort) No
Total cost per kilometer, corridor (US$ million per km) (Cost) 93,168 2004 db.nbrti.org
Planning cost, corridor (US$ million) (Cost)
Infrastructure cost per kilometer, corridor (US$ million per km) (Cost)
User rating, corridor (Quality of service) Good 2012 www.nyc.gov
Corridor annual fatalities (Road Safety)

CORRIDOR Indicators - Silver Line Washington Street

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) Silver Line Washington Street www.mbta.com
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 2002 www.mbta.com
Corridor service (Corridor info) Trunk lines with feeder routes 2012 www.mbta.com
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info)
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 18,879 2014 www.mbta.com
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 2 www.mbta.com
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 3,86 2014 db.nbrti.org
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 2,20
Length of segregated counterflow lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,10
Length of exclusive lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00
Mixed traffic with-flow length, corridor (km) (Running ways) 1,60
Position of with-flow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Curbside 2014 Google Earth
Position of counterflow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Curbside Google Earth
Position of bus doors, corridor (Running ways) Right 2014 Personal Observation
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt 2013 Google Earth
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt 2013 Google Earth
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) None 2013 Google Earth
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering) None
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering) None
Stations, corridor (Stations) 13 www.mbta.com
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 322,0 2014 www.mbta.com
Enhanced stations (Stations) Yes www.thetransitwire.com
Pre-board fare collection, corridor (Stations) None mbta.com
Overtaking lanes, corridor (Stations) None 2014 Google Maps
Station boarding level, corridor (Stations) On-street, no level boarding 2014 Personal Observation
Type of bus guidance (ITS) None 2012
Peak frequency, corridor (buses per hour per direction) (Travel time) 16 www.mbta.com
Operating speed, corridor (Travel time) 12,9 2013 More Development For Your Transit Dollar - An Analysis of 21 North American Transit Corridors (ITDP)
Express services (Travel time) No 2016 www.mbta.com
Speed limit (km/h) (Travel time)
Real time information, corridor (Comfort) None 2014 Personal Observation
Physically integrated feeders (Comfort) Yes mbta.com
Total cost per kilometer, corridor (US$ million per km) (Cost) 6,736 2002 db.nbrti.org
Planning cost, corridor (US$ million) (Cost)
Infrastructure cost per kilometer, corridor (US$ million per km) (Cost)
User rating, corridor (Quality of service) Good 2012 www.nyc.gov
Corridor annual fatalities (Road Safety)

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