Bus Rapid Transit Corridors, Plans & Projects

Steps in BRT planning

Overview of BRT planning stages.

BRT: promise and peril

BRT project risks.

Selected projects

Far East BRT’s team have planned, developed, implemented and/or provided technical supervision of BRT systems in cities worldwide, including a lead role on projects and plans in many major Asian cities.

Other cities

Other cities where Far East BRT was involved include Lanzhou (China), Metro Manila (Philippines), Vientiane (Lao PDR), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Johor Bahru (Malaysia), Nanning (China), Peshawar (Pakistan) and Dandong (China). These projects and Far East BRT's role are briefly described here.

BRT impact analysis

Analyzing the impact of BRT projects requires a range of surveys implemented before and after the BRT is implemented. Far East BRT experts led the preparation and implementation of such surveys in several cities, including Guangzhou, Lanzhou, and Yichang.

Selected Far East BRT project/policy cities

(Includes some cities where involvement was prior to Far East BRT incorporation.)

BRT database

System name Data Photos Map
Amsterdam Zuidtangent
Bangkok BRT
Beijing BRT
TransMilenio (Bogota)
Brisbane Busway
Cali Mio
Cape Town IRT
Changzhou BRT
Chengdu BRT
DART (Dar es Salaam)
Guangzhou BRT
Guiyang BRT
Hangzhou BRT
Hanoi BRT
Islamabad Metrobus
Istanbul Metrobus
Transjakarta Busway
Jinan BRT
Johannesburg Rea Vaya
BRT Sunway (Kuala Lumpur)
Lanzhou BRT
Leon Optibús
Lianyungang BRT
Lima Metropolitano
Los Angeles Orange Line
Mexico City MetroBus
Nagoya Yutorīto Line
Nantes Bus Way
Paris TVM
Pune metro region BRT
Quito BRT
Shanghai median busway
Shaoxing BRT
Urumqi BRT
Xiamen BRT
Yancheng BRT
Yichang BRT
Yinchuan BRT
Zhengzhou BRT
Zhongshan BRT
Dalian BRT

Dar es Salaam BRT

Islamabad BRT

Shanghai BRT

Guangzhou BRT

Guiyang BRT

Changzhou BRT

Xiamen BRT

Lanzhou BRT

Guangzhou BRT

Guiyang BRT

Hangzhou BRT

Quantitative parameters
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction)
Peak buses / hr / direction
BRT Standard score (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE)
Year system commenced
System name
City centre peak hour speed
Full corridor peak hour speed
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare)
Operational mode
Number of BRT stations
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads
Routes operating only in busway corridors
System passenger-trips per day
Stations with functioning passing lanes
Most station substops
Fare type (flat fare or distance-based)
Median cash fare
Median smart card fare
Fare range (cash payment)
Fare range (e-payment)
Fleet of special BRT buses
Fleet of regular buses using BRT stations
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses
Fleet of integrated BRT feeder buses
Location of busway lanes
Longest BRT station (non terminal)
Shortest BRT station
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point)
Total length of dedicated busway
Length including mixed traffic portions
Station platform width (including walls & doors)
Station platform height
Average distance between stations
Number of corridors
Highest peak hour boardings at a single station
Highest full-day boardings at a single station
Type of fare collection / verification technology
Location of bus doorways
Number of BRT terminals
Number of BRT depots
Infrastructure cost per km
BRT bus operator(s)
12m BRT bus cost
18m BRT bus cost
Number of doors in BRT buses
BRT vehicle length
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses
BRT vehicle fuel
BRT bus manufacturer
Lead local design / planning work
Lead international design / planning work
Project website
BRT management agency
Major prizes
Fare system vendor
Sliding door system vendor
Surveillance system vendor
Operating hours
Infrastructure financing source
Qualitative parameters