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.






The BRTData is a public platform to share bus priority systems data.

Here the user can access data about bus priority systems in several cities worldwide. The platform consolidates data from a variety sources, including researchers, transit agencies, municipalities and NGOs.

The availability of BRTData data is essential to increase knowledge about these systems for decision makers, searches, journalists and organizations working with urban mobility. This information is essential to increase the movement of people, especially at this moment when there is an increase demand and interest in high quality bus systems, in cities that look for low costs solutions for the sustainable urban transport.