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.






Sumaré, Brazil


Sumaré has 265,955 inhabitants. 22% of total trips are made by public transport, as showed in the graph below.



The city has started the system in 2010 and now counts with 1 bus priority corridors consisting of 33 kilometers and benefiting 75,000 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
Corredor Metropolitano Noroeste 75,000 32.7 30 None All High level platform


SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 6796.8 2020
Population, city (General info) 265,955 2015
Population, metro area (General info) 2,920,130 2013
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 801.1 2013
Modal split % public transport (General info) 22
Modal split % private transport (General info) 39
Modal split % non motorized (General info) 39
System name (System info)
Corridors (System info) 1
Year system commenced (System info) 2010
Transit agency (System info) EMTU
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 1.74 2016
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info) 27.4 Calculated using annual demand and fare
Fare integration within the system (System info) Yes
Citywide fare integration (other modes) (System info)
Integration terminals (System info) 0
Transfer stations (System info) 0
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info)
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info) 75,000 EMTU
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info) 22,500,000 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) None
Trunk lines (System info) 0
Feeder routes (System info) 0
Depots (System info)
System length (km) (Additional Information) 32.7
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information) Curbside & Median Google Earth
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information) N/A
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) Left & Right
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information) Asphalt
Lane material at stations (Additional Information) Asphalt
Stations (Additional Information) 30
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information) 1,090
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) None
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information) All
Station boarding level (Additional Information) High level platform
Real time information (Additional Information) None
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information)
Operating speed (Additional Information)
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) 3
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) 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) Diesel
City's diesel sulfur content (ppm) (System fleet) S10 2015
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)
User rating (System image) Average 2011, Southeast region
Brand and logo (System image) Yes
Unique bus livery (System image) No
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety) 26 2022
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety) 748 2022

CORRIDOR Indicators - Corredor Metropolitano Noroeste

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) Corredor Metropolitano Noroeste (Metropolitan corridor)
Corridor classification (Corridor info) Not BRT 2014 ITDP
BRT Standard (Corridor info) Not BRT 2014 ITDP Preliminary assessment
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 2010
Corridor service (Corridor info) Conventional bus services
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info)
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 75,000 EMTU
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 0
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 32.7
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 29.7
Length of segregated counterflow lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0
Length of exclusive lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 3 EMTU
Mixed traffic with-flow length, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0
Position of with-flow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Curbside & Median Google Earth
Position of counterflow lanes, corridor (Running ways) N/A
Position of bus doors, corridor (Running ways) Left & Right Google Earth
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt Google Earth
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt Google Earth
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) All Google Maps
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering) None
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering) None
Stations, corridor (Stations) 30
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 1,090 Calculated using corridor length and stations
Enhanced stations (Stations) Yes Google Maps
Pre-board fare collection, corridor (Stations) None
Overtaking lanes, corridor (Stations) All Google Maps
Station boarding level, corridor (Stations) High level platform Google Maps
Type of bus guidance (ITS) None
Peak frequency, corridor (buses per hour per direction) (Travel time)
Operating speed, corridor (Travel time)
Express services (Travel time)
Speed limit (km/h) (Travel time)
Real time information, corridor (Comfort) None
Physically integrated feeders (Comfort) No Google Maps
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) 1.5
User rating, corridor (Quality of service) Average 2011, Southeast region
Corridor annual fatalities (Road Safety)

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