Global BRTData


About Global BRTData

The BRTData gathers information on 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 BRT systems (Bus Rapid Transit - median-aligned and segregated bus lanes, pre-board fare collection, and platform-level boarding) and bus priority systems: cities with dedicated bus lanes, but 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 BRT+ CoE, a Center of Excellence in BRT, and by WRI, with collaboration of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). The platform is monthly updated with reliable data and verified by WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.






What types of bus corridors are included in

A corridor is a section of road or contiguous roads served by one or multiple bus routes with a minimum length of 3 kilometers that has segregated or exclusive bus lane. If the segregated bus lane is curb aligned one of the following elements need to be present: (1) pre-board fare collection; (2) dynamic signal priority; (3) low or high platform-level boarding; (4) brand and logo. Bus corridors less than 3 km long will be added if they join a network. It is characterized as network systems that have at least 3 bus corridors.

Where does the data on come from?

Data from many sources, including transit agencies or associations of transit agencies, governments, researchers or NGOs, has been aggregated by our data partners. The data may be collected from websites, publications, conversations with experts, or direct observation. In instances where multiple sources of published data contradicts each other, defers to data from transit agencies, governments or peer-reviewed publications. The most current data available is used wherever possible.

What is the quality of the data on

Data quality varies significantly. Generally, data in is drawn from reputable national and international sources. However, some of the data has inherent weaknesses, including significant uncertainties.

How is the data licensed?

See our Terms of Use section.

How do I cite BRTData?

BRT+ Centre of Excellence and EMBARQ. “Global BRTData.” Version 0.00. Last modified: date. Available at:

The version number is available here.

How do I contribute data?

If you are interested in becoming a data sharing partner, please contact us.

How do I provide feedback?

Please report any data inconsistencies or other comments using the link below. Provide a brief description and include the location and indicators affected if appropriate.

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Who do I contact for press inquiries?

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