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.






Alexandria - Arlington, United States - metroway


Alexandria - Arlington has 364,350 inhabitants. 28.3% of total trips are made by public transport, as showed in the graph below.



The city has started the system in 2014 and now counts with 1 bus priority corridors consisting of 11 kilometers and benefiting 1,412 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
Metroway 1,412 11 14 None None Low-level platform


SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 63593.4 2020
Population, city (General info) 364,350 2015 &
Population, metro area (General info) 6,032,744 2014
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 372.9 2014
Modal split % public transport (General info) 28.3 2013, only Arlington
Modal split % private transport (General info) 64.1 2013, only Arlington
Modal split % non motorized (General info) 7.6 2013, only Arlington
System name (System info) Metroway 2016
Corridors (System info) 1 2016
Year system commenced (System info) 2014
Transit agency (System info) WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) 2016
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 4.25 2023
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info) 1.5 2023 Calculated using annual demand and fare
Fare integration within the system (System info) Yes 2016
Citywide fare integration (other modes) (System info) Yes 2016
Integration terminals (System info) 0 2014
Transfer stations (System info) 3 2017
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info)
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info) 1,412 2015
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info) 355,901 2015
Capital productivity (boardings per bus per day) (System info)
Operational productivity (IPK) (System info)
Operations control center (System info)
Trunk lines (System info) 1 2016
Feeder routes (System info)
Depots (System info)
System length (km) (Additional Information) 11 2017
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information)
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information) N/A
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) RIght 2016
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information) Asphalt & Concrete 2018
Lane material at stations (Additional Information) Asphalt & Concrete 2018
Stations (Additional Information) 14 2017
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information) 785.7 2017 Calculated using corridor length and stations
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) None 2016
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information) None 2015 Google Maps
Station boarding level (Additional Information) Low-level platform 2015
Real time information (Additional Information)
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information) 10 2017
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) Hybrid 2014
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) 5 2014
Equipment cost (US$ million) (System cost)
Annual operational cost (US$ million) (System cost)
User rating (System image)
Brand and logo (System image) Yes 2016
Unique bus livery (System image) Yes 2016
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety) 5 2014
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety)

CORRIDOR Indicators - Metroway

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) Metroway 2016
Corridor classification (Corridor info) Not BRT 2016 ITDP
BRT Standard (Corridor info) Not BRT 2016 ITDP Preliminary assessment
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 2014
Corridor service (Corridor info) Conventional bus services 2015
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info)
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 1,412 2015
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 1 2014
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 11 2017
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 4.5 2016 Google Earth
Length of segregated counterflow lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0 2016 Google maps
Length of exclusive lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0 2016 Google Maps
Mixed traffic with-flow length, corridor (km) (Running ways) 6.5 2016 Google Earth
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 2016
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt & Concrete 2015 &
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways) Concrete 2015
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) None 2015 Google Maps
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering)
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering)
Stations, corridor (Stations) 14 2017
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 785.7 2017 Calculated using corridor length and stations
Enhanced stations (Stations) Yes 2015
Pre-board fare collection, corridor (Stations) None 2015
Overtaking lanes, corridor (Stations) None 2015 Google Maps
Station boarding level, corridor (Stations) Low-level platform 2015
Type of bus guidance (ITS)
Peak frequency, corridor (buses per hour per direction) (Travel time) 10 2017
Operating speed, corridor (Travel time)
Express services (Travel time) No 2014
Speed limit (km/h) (Travel time)
Real time information, corridor (Comfort)
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) 5 2014
User rating, corridor (Quality of service)
Corridor annual fatalities (Road Safety)

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