Global BRT Data

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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.

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Chicago, United States - brtchicago

 

Chicago has 2,714,856 inhabitants. 17% of total trips are made by public transport, as showed in the graph below.

 

MODAL SPLIT - CHICAGO

The city has started the system in 2012 and now counts with 1 bus priority corridors consisting of 25 kilometers and benefiting 12,500 passengers every day. The average operational speed of the system is 25,4 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
Jeffery Jump 12,500 25,40 30 None None Low-level platform 25,4

Curiosities

SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 55,837 2015 databank.worldbank.org
Population, city (General info) 2,714,856 2012 quickfacts.census.gov
Population, metro area (General info) 9,522,434 2012 www.census.gov
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 433 2012 pt.wikipedia.org
Modal split % public transport (General info) 17 2011 ltaacademy.gov.sg
Modal split % private transport (General info) 63 2011 ltaacademy.gov.sg
Modal split % non motorized (General info) 20 2011 ltaacademy.gov.sg
System name (System info) BRTChicago
Corridors (System info) 1 2013 www.transitchicago.com
Year system commenced (System info) 2012 www.brtchicago.com
Transit agency (System info) CTA 2013 www.transitchicago.com
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 2,25 2015, prepaid is 2$ www.transitchicago.com
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info) 5,91 Calculated using annual demand and fare
Fare integration within the system (System info) Yes 2013 www.metro-magazine.com
Citywide fare integration (other modes) (System info) Yes 2013 www.metro-magazine.com
Integration terminals (System info) 2 2013 www.transitchicago.com
Transfer stations (System info) 0
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info)
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info) 12,500 2013 articles.redeyechicago.com
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info) 3,750,000 2013 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 2012 gridchicago.com
Trunk lines (System info) 1 2013 www.transitchicago.com
Feeder routes (System info) 0
Depots (System info)
System length (km) (Additional Information) 25,40 2013 www.transitchicago.com
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information) Curbside 2012 gridchicago.com
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information) N/A 2012 gridchicago.com
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) Right 2013 www.transitchicago.com
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information) Asphalt 2012 gridchicago.com
Lane material at stations (Additional Information) Concrete 2012 gridchicago.com
Stations (Additional Information) 30 2013 www.transitchicago.com
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information) 805,0 2012 www.redeyechicago.com
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) None 2012 gridchicago.com
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information) None 2012 gridchicago.com
Station boarding level (Additional Information) Low-level platform 2012 gridchicago.com
Real time information (Additional Information) All 2012 gridchicago.com
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information) 12 2013 www.transitchicago.com
Operating speed (Additional Information) 25,4 2012 chi.streetsblog.org
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)
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)
Equipment cost (US$ million) (System cost)
Annual operational cost (US$ million) (System cost) 7,800 2012 tti.tamu.edu
User rating (System image)
Brand and logo (System image) Yes 2012 gridchicago.com
Unique bus livery (System image) Yes 2012 gridchicago.com
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety)
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety)

CORRIDOR Indicators - Jeffery Jump

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) Jeffery Jump www.brtchicago.com
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 2012 www.brtchicago.com
Corridor service (Corridor info) Trunk lines & Conventional bus services 2012 gridchicago.com
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info)
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 12,500 2013 articles.redeyechicago.com
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 1 2013 www.transitchicago.com
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 25,40 2013 www.transitchicago.com
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 3,20 2013 www.transitchicago.com
Length of segregated counterflow lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00 2013
Length of exclusive lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00 2013
Mixed traffic with-flow length, corridor (km) (Running ways) 22,20 2013 www.transitchicago.com
Position of with-flow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Curbside 2012 gridchicago.com
Position of counterflow lanes, corridor (Running ways) N/A 2012 gridchicago.com
Position of bus doors, corridor (Running ways) Right 2013 www.transitchicago.com
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt 2012 gridchicago.com
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways) Concrete 2012 gridchicago.com
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) None 2012
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering) None 2013 www.metro-magazine.com
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering) Partial 2013 www.metro-magazine.com
Stations, corridor (Stations) 30 2013 www.transitchicago.com
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 805,0 2012 www.redeyechicago.com
Enhanced stations (Stations) No 2012 gridchicago.com
Pre-board fare collection, corridor (Stations) None 2012 gridchicago.com
Overtaking lanes, corridor (Stations) None 2012 gridchicago.com
Station boarding level, corridor (Stations) Low-level platform 2012 gridchicago.com
Type of bus guidance (ITS) None 2013
Peak frequency, corridor (buses per hour per direction) (Travel time) 12 2013 www.transitchicago.com
Operating speed, corridor (Travel time) 25,4 2012 chi.streetsblog.org
Express services (Travel time) No
Speed limit (km/h) (Travel time)
Real time information, corridor (Comfort) All 2012 gridchicago.com
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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