Global BRT Data


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.






Passengers per Day



6 km

Total Length


Montevideo, Uruguay - sistema de transporte metropolitano


Montevideo has 1,335,484 inhabitants. 45% of total trips are made by public transport, as showed in the graph below.



The city has started the system in 2012 and now counts with 2 bus priority corridors consisting of 6 kilometers and benefiting 25,000 passengers every day. The average operational speed of the system is 20 km/h.




Some technical details about corridors are presented in the table below.



Corridor NameDaily demand, corridor (passengers per day)Corridor length (km)Stations, corridorCorridor NameDaily demand, corridor (passengers per day)Corridor length (km)Stations, corridor
Corredor General Flores 8,2
Corredor Garzón 25,000 6,3 17


SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 15,438 2020
Population, city (General info) 1,335,484 2011 INE
Population, metro area (General info) 1,973,572 2010
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 203,5 2010
Modal split % public transport (General info) 45 2009
Modal split % private transport (General info) 43 2009
Modal split % non motorized (General info) 12 2009
System name (System info) Sistema de Transporte Metropolitano
Corridors (System info) 2 2013
Year system commenced (System info) 2012
Transit agency (System info) Departamento de Movilidad 2013
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 0,87 2019
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info) 4,57 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
Transfer stations (System info) 0 2013
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info)
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info) 25,000 2013
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info) 7,500,000 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)
Trunk lines (System info) 2
Feeder routes (System info) 10 2013
Depots (System info)
System length (km) (Additional Information) 6,3
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information) Median 2013
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information) N/A 2013
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) Right
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information) Concrete 2013
Lane material at stations (Additional Information) Concrete
Stations (Additional Information) 17 2013
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information) 370
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) None 2013
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information) None 2013
Station boarding level (Additional Information) On-street, no level boarding 2013
Real time information (Additional Information) All 2013
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information) 18 2013
Operating speed (Additional Information) 20 2016
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) 0
Average age, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) N/A
Propulsion, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) N/A
Fuel type, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) N/A
Fuel economy, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) N/A
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)
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)
Brand and logo (System image) No 2013
Unique bus livery (System image) No 2013
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety)
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety)

CORRIDOR Indicators - Corredor Garzón

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) Corredor Garzón
Corridor classification (Corridor info) Not BRT 2014 ITDP
BRT Standard (Corridor info) Not BRT 2014 ITDP Preliminary assessment
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 2012
Corridor service (Corridor info) Trunk lines with feeder routes 2013
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info)
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 25,000 2013
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 2 2013
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 6,3 2013
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 6,3 2013
Length of segregated counterflow lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0
Length of exclusive lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0
Mixed traffic with-flow length, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0
Position of with-flow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Median 2013
Position of counterflow lanes, corridor (Running ways) N/A 2013
Position of bus doors, corridor (Running ways) Right 2013
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways) Concrete 2013
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways) Concrete 2013
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) None 2013
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering) All 2013
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering) None 2013
Stations, corridor (Stations) 17 2013
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 370 2013
Infrastructure cost per kilometer, corridor (US$ million per km) (Cost)

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