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.






York Regional Municipality, Canada - viva


York Regional Municipality has 1,032,524 inhabitants. 10% of total trips are made by public transport, as showed in the graph below.



The city has started the system in 2005 and now counts with 1 bus priority corridors consisting of 38 kilometers and benefiting 9,357 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
Viva purple 9,357 32.5 25 All None Low-level platform


SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 43294.6 2020
Population, city (General info) 1,032,524 2011
Population, metro area (General info) 5,583,064 2011
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 945.4 2011
Modal split % public transport (General info) 10 2011
Modal split % private transport (General info) 80 2011
Modal split % non motorized (General info) 10 2011
System name (System info) Viva
Corridors (System info) 1 2016
Year system commenced (System info) 2005 Diaz R. (editor) Hinebaugh D. (director) , Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making (CBRT), FTA, February 2009
Transit agency (System info) York Region Transit 2016
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 3.11 2023, prepaid is US$2,84
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info) 8.7 2023 Calculated using annual demand and fare
Fare integration within the system (System info)
Citywide fare integration (other modes) (System info)
Integration terminals (System info) 3 2016
Transfer stations (System info) 2 2016
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info)
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info) 9,357 2015, counting only Viva Purple demand
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info) 2,807,100 2015 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)
Feeder routes (System info)
Depots (System info)
System length (km) (Additional Information) 37.5 2016 Google Maps
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information)
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information) N/A
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) Right 2015
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information) Asphalt 2015
Lane material at stations (Additional Information) Asphalt 2015
Stations (Additional Information) 30 2016
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information) 1,250 Calculated using system length and stations
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) All 2015
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information) None 2015
Station boarding level (Additional Information) Low-level platform 2015
Real time information (Additional Information) All 2015
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information) 4 2016
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)
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)
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) 26.8 2011, projected
Equipment cost (US$ million) (System cost)
Annual operational cost (US$ million) (System cost)
User rating (System image)
Brand and logo (System image) Yes 2012
Unique bus livery (System image) No 2017
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety)
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety)

CORRIDOR Indicators - Viva purple

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) Viva purple
Corridor classification (Corridor info) BRT 2014 ITDP
BRT Standard (Corridor info) BRT 2014 ITDP Preliminary assessment
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 2005
Corridor service (Corridor info)
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info)
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 9,357 2015
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info)
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 32.5 2015 Google Maps
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 6 2015
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) 26.5 2016 Google Maps
Position of with-flow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Curbside & Median 2015
Position of counterflow lanes, corridor (Running ways) N/A
Position of bus doors, corridor (Running ways) Right 2015
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt 2015
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt 2015
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) No 2015 Google Maps
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering)
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering)
Stations, corridor (Stations) 25 2016
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 1,300 Calculated using corridor length and stations
Enhanced stations (Stations) Yes 2015, not all stations &
Pre-board fare collection, corridor (Stations) All 2015
Overtaking lanes, corridor (Stations) None 2015
Station boarding level, corridor (Stations) Low-level platform 2015
Type of bus guidance (ITS)
Peak frequency, corridor (buses per hour per direction) (Travel time) 4 2016
Operating speed, corridor (Travel time)
Express services (Travel time) No 2016
Speed limit (km/h) (Travel time)
Real time information, corridor (Comfort) All 2015
Physically integrated feeders (Comfort)
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)
User rating, corridor (Quality of service)
Corridor annual fatalities (Road Safety)

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