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The Online Tool for Comparing Bus Rapid Transit Data
Priscilla Pacheco shares news of a redesigned platform to track the planning and construction of bus rapid transit around the world. Pacheco writes: "Does your city have BRT? Or, is your city planning a new system? You can find out that and much more on the redesigned BRTdata.org platform."
A rundown of the current state of BRT around the world: "With 19.3 million passengers per day, cities in Latin America account for 62% of all BRT or bus priority users. Brazil alone has more than 12 million daily passengers across 33 cities – with over three million in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro each. Asia comes in second with 27% of global ridership, while the United States now has 18 cities with BRT or bus priority corridors."
Pacheco goes on to detail a key tool offered by BRTdata.org, the "BRT Panorama" tool, which "makes it possible for users to personalize their search, combining different indicators to generate comparative charts and visualize data."