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The Online Tool for Comparing Bus Rapid Transit Data

A tool from EMRARQ Brasil allows users to compile and compare data on the use and growth of bus rapid transit around the world, including in the United States, where 18 cities now use BRT or bus priority corridors.
December 28, 2014, 5am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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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."

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Published on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in The City Fix
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