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.






Snohomish County, United States - swift


Snohomish County has 235,682 inhabitants. 9% of total trips are made by public transport, as showed in the graph below.



The city has started the system in 2009 and now counts with 1 bus priority corridors consisting of 26 kilometers and benefiting 4,200 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
4,200 26,90 14 All None Low-level platform


SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 55,837 2015
Population, city (General info) 235,682 2012, population of Everett, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Shoreline
Population, metro area (General info) 2,740,476 2012
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 180
Modal split % public transport (General info) 9 2009, the data refers to Seattle Metropolitan Area
Modal split % private transport (General info) 86 2009, the data refers to Seattle Metropolitan Area
Modal split % non motorized (General info) 5 2009, the data refers to Seattle Metropolitan Area
System name (System info) Swift
Corridors (System info) 1 2013
Year system commenced (System info) 2009
Transit agency (System info) Community Transit 2013
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 2,25 2015
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info) 1,98 Calculated using annual demand and fare
Fare integration within the system (System info) Yes 2013
Citywide fare integration (other modes) (System info) Yes 2013
Integration terminals (System info) 2 2013
Transfer stations (System info) 0
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info)
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info) 4,200 2011
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info) 1,260,000 2011 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 2011
Trunk lines (System info) 1 2013
Feeder routes (System info)
Depots (System info)
System length (km) (Additional Information) 26,90 2013
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information) Curbside 2012 Google Maps
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information) N/A 2012
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) Right 2013
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information) Asphalt 2009
Lane material at stations (Additional Information) Asphalt 2009
Stations (Additional Information) 14 2016
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information) 1921,4 2013 Calculated using system length and stations
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) All 2013
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information) None 2013
Station boarding level (Additional Information) Low-level platform 2013
Real time information (Additional Information) All 2011
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information) 5 2013
Operating speed (Additional Information)
Total fleet (System fleet) 15 2011
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) 15 2011
Average age, articulated buses (System fleet)
Propulsion, articulated buses (System fleet) Hybrid 2011
Fuel type, articulated buses (System fleet) Diesel 2007
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) Hybrid 2007 (Hybrid: diesel-electricity)
City's diesel sulfur content (ppm) (System fleet)
Total cost per kilometer (US$ million per km) (System cost) 1,059 2011
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 2013
Unique bus livery (System image) Yes 2011
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety)
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety)

CORRIDOR Indicators -

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info)
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 2009
Corridor service (Corridor info) Trunk lines & Conventional bus services 2013
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info)
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 4,200 2011
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 1 2013
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 26,90 2013
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 16,00 2013
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) 10,90 2013
Position of with-flow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Curbside 2012 Google maps
Position of counterflow lanes, corridor (Running ways) N/A 2012 Google maps
Position of bus doors, corridor (Running ways) Right 2013
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt 2009
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt 2009
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) None 2013
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering) None 2013
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering) Partial 2013
Stations, corridor (Stations) 14 2016
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 1921,4 2013 Calculated using corridor length and stations
Enhanced stations (Stations) No 2013
Pre-board fare collection, corridor (Stations) All 2013
Overtaking lanes, corridor (Stations) None 2013
Station boarding level, corridor (Stations) Low-level platform 2013
Type of bus guidance (ITS) None 2013
Peak frequency, corridor (buses per hour per direction) (Travel time) 5 2013
Operating speed, corridor (Travel time)
Express services (Travel time) No
Speed limit (km/h) (Travel time) 80 2012 Google Maps
Real time information, corridor (Comfort) All 2011
Physically integrated feeders (Comfort)
Total cost per kilometer, corridor (US$ million per km) (Cost) 1,059 2011
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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