List of bus rapid transit systems
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This is a list of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems that are either currently in operation or have begun construction. The term "BRT" has been applied to a wide range of bus services. In 2012, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) published a "BRT Standard" to make it easier to standardize and compare different bus services. Currently, TransJakarta is the longest BRT route in the world with approximately 230.9 km length connecting the Indonesian capital city.
- 1 Africa
- 2 Asia
- 3 Europe
- 4 North America
- 5 Oceania
- 6 South America
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
- Marrakech : 4 lines, opening November 2016.
- Lagos, Nigeria : Lagbus In service; first BRT operational in Africa. Government is building a BRT system for the Lagos Mega City Area. The first phase of the project has been completed.
First phase of the Lagos BRT to run from Mile 12 through Ikorodu Road and Funsho Williams Aveğnue up to CMS is now in operation (officially commissioned on March 17, 2008).
It is projected that the system will carry up to 10,000 passengers per direction per hour during peak travel hours.
Two operators, NURTW Cooperative and LAGBUS, a Lagos State Government owned Asset Management Company are contributing about 180 high capacity buses for the implementation of the first phase Mile 12 to CMS BRT Lite system.
It is the cheapest to develop in the world costing only $1.6 million/km for the 22-km route. Cost of first corridor (Mile 12 to CMS): N4.5 billion (~US$35 million). This includes elevated segregation barriers, road repairs on bus and service lanes, desilting of blocked drainage channels and provision of bus stops.
- Cape Town: The City's MyCiTi BRT system started operations in May 2010, just before the 2010 World Cup. Its first service was a shuttle from the Airport to the CBD. The initial Phase 1A trunk and feeder services started operating in May 2011. It is expected that the remainder of Phase 1A construction will be complete in 2014 and 1B in 2015.
- George: The Go George BRT system began operation in August 2015.
- Johannesburg: The Rea Vaya (meaning "we are moving") The first phase (phase 1A) was opened to the public on 30 August 2009. Expansion of BRT system is under construction and in many cases both the stations and roadworks have either been completed or are in the final stages. The system was partially opened for the 2010 World Cup with the full system linking majority of Johannesburg from Soweto in the south to beyond Sandton in the north. Buses include those able to use both the BRT stations and general bus stops as well to act as feeders for the network, others are articulated and can use the BRT stations only. Just like most of the current transport projects, the system will be implemented into phases. Phase 1 of the estimated R2-billion project, which is now reaching the end of the operational planning phase, will run arti-culated ‘right-of-way’ buses along dedicated median bus lanes in both directions across Johannesburg by 2010, covering almost half of Johannesburg. The 120-km Phase 1 route will include 150 stations, eight terminals and six depots. Phase 1A, comprising a 40-km route with 48 stations, will be completed by April 2009, ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup, while Phase 1B will add 86 km and 102 stations to the system ahead of the 2010 World Cup. According to the City of Johannesburg website, one of the most important aspects of this new system is that it will be fully integrated with other transport networks. Rea Vaya will not be competing with other transport systems such as the South African Rail Commuter Corporation or the Gautrain.
- Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa: A BRT system is being implemented in the city for the 2010 World Cup. At the moment, the bus lanes are being built throughout the city. Buses are being built by Marcopolo.
- Tshwane: A Re Yeng meaning [Let's Go]. Construction began in July 2012 and as of that time. The system was to be operational from five in the morning to midnight.
- Rustenburg: The Yarona (meaning "it is ours") BRT system is under construction. The initial Phase 1A trunk and feeder services expected to launch during 2016.
- Dar-es-Salaam has already started constructing a highway for bus rapid transit system in place. 27 km have been constructed in the major city of Dar es Salaam Morogoro Road.
- Kampala, Uganda: Planning to introduce BRT system in Kampala by 2014. Pioneer Easy Buses Company started public bus service in Kampala with an estimated 100 buses each with a 60-passenger capacity (30 seated and 30 standing), acquired from China.
- Dhaka Bus Rapid Transit: under construction, expected completion 2019;
More than 30 projects are being implemented or studied in China in some big cities. BRT systems with light blue background are not yet operational but under construction.
Kunming developed China's first BRT system starting in 1999. There are also systems operating in Beijing (2005 with 3 routes over 34.5 km, 60 stations and 4 terminals), Shanghai (2005), Guangzhou (2010) (1 route 22.5 km with 26 stations), Hangzhou (2006 with 2 routes over 18.8 km, 50 stations), Chongqing (2007 with 1 route over 6 km, 9 stations and 1 terminal), Dalian (2007), and Xiamen (1 route on 38.2 with 31 stations). As of 2008, there were half-a-dozen BRT systems in different stages of implementation.
|Abbrev.||City||Began oper.||Lines in
- Lines in operation counts the number of main lines only.
- Stations connected by transfers are counted as one station, unless otherwise noted.
- Network length refers to track length and lines that share track are counted only once.
- Running on the Nan Zhongzhouxian (South Central Axis Line), the line terminates at Qianmen and Demaozhuang.
- There are significant sections that are on dedicated elevated roads. BRT one 33.4 km, BRT 1 Interchange 18.7 km, BRT 2 15.3 km.
In Hong Kong, bus lanes and bus-only roads are designated extensively. Some roads, including Des Vœux Road Central, Caine Road (westbound), King's Road (eastbound) are open only to buses and minibuses. Bus routes serving these roads do not compete with other vehicles for road space. However, there is no bus rapid transit for specific roads and stations in Hong Kong.
Existing BRT Systems with segregated lanes:
- Pune: Pune BRTS: currently uses Tata Marcopolo buses was 1st BRTS in India.
- Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad BRTS: 13 operational lines with 126 BRT stations and few cabins (all are wheelchair - accessible except two) covering almost 89 km. Fleet of 220 buses.
- Delhi: Delhi BRTS: was the 2nd BRT system in India. Currently uses Tata Marcopolo Bus, some with AC and some without. The project is now scrapped by AAP Government.
- Indore: Indore BRTS: currently uses Corona XL buses (AC, automatic doors, Intelligent Bus System - iBus) running on 10 corridors.
- Rajkot: Rajkot BRTS: one line operational, two lines are under construction.
- Surat: Surat BRTS: Operational since early 2014.
- Bhopal: Bhopal BRTS: currently uses Tata Marcopolo buses
- Jaipur: Jaipur BRTS: Similar to Bhopal BRTS, also uses Marcopolo buses.
Existing BRT Systems without segregated lanes
These buses are high capacity and thus the government has characterised them as BRTS:
- Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar BRTS; 2 corridors
- Hyderabad: Hyderabad BRTS; 2 corridors
- Visakhapatnam: Visakhapatnam BRTS; 2 corridors
- Bhopal: Bhopal BRTS; 3 corridors
- Hubli-Dharwad: Hubli-Dharwad BRTS; 1
- Amritsar: Amritsar BRTS;7 corridors in phase 1
- Vijayawada: Vijayawada BRTS; 6 corridors
- Chennai: Chennai BRTS; 1 corridor planned
- Chennai: Chennai RBTW; 15 corridors planned
- Jodhpur: Jodhpur BRTS:
- Coimbatore: Coimbatore BRTS; 10 corridors planned
- Nagpur: Nagpur BRTS; 1
- Tiruchirappalli: Tiruchirappalli BRTS
- Hyderabad: Hyderabad BRTS; 2 corridors planned
- Tehran: Tehran BRT (10 lines running)
- Tabriz: Tabriz BRT (1 line running)
- Isfahan: Isfahan BRT (3 lines running)
- Kerman: Kerman BRT (2 lines running)
- Mashad: Mashad BRT (1 line running)
- Jakarta: TransJakarta (13 lines running, 2 planned), currently the longest BRT route in the world with 230.9 km Network length, it is used by approximately 450,000 people every day and has more than 1500 buses in operation
- Yogyakarta: Trans Jogja (8 lines running)
- Bali: Trans Sarbagita (3 lines running, 14 planned ). The local authority granted a Rp.4,000 ($0.47) subsidy per passenger. August 2011, the first Trans Sarbagita has run from Batubulan, Gianyar to Nusa Dua v.v. with ticket of Rp.3,500 ($0.40) for adults and Rp.2,500 ($0.30) for students. Four of the bus seats are reserved for the disabled, senior citizens and women with babies. On August 10, 2012 the 27-kilometer second route from Denpasar to Jimbaran v.v. is opened with intersection with the first route at Pesanggaran, Pedungan and Dewa Ruci. Service hours is from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Pekanbaru: Trans Metro Pekanbaru (2 lines running (as 2009), another 2 planned due to be operated in 2012)
- Bogor: Trans Pakuan (1 line running, 1 planned) 14 km Network Length
- Batam: Trans Kota Batam (2 lines running)
- Palembang: Trans Musi (2 lines running)
- Bandung: Trans Metro Bandung (2 line running, 11 planned)
- Semarang: Trans Semarang (4 lines running)
- Surakarta: Batik Solo Trans (1 line running), Solo Railbus (1 line running)
- Bandar Lampung: Trans Bandar Lampung (7 lines running)
- Makassar: Trans Mamminasata (3 lines running, 8 planned)
- Padang: Trans Padang (1 line running, 5 planned)
- Banda Aceh: Trans Koetaradja (3 lines running)
- Nagoya, Japan : Nagoya Guideway Bus (Yutorito Line)
- Kesennuma Line and Ofunato Line: Inter-city railway converted to single-lane BRT following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
- Amman  Amman Bus Rapid Transit is currently under-construction and is expected to start operations in 2018.
BRT Phase 1: Routes Route 1: (15.46 km ) Mahatta to Sweileh Route 2: (6.79 km ) Muhajireen to Sports City. Route 3: (7.88 km) Mahatta to Customs Square
- Goyang-Susaek BRT: Opened in April 2010. First BRT in South Korea with bus priority signal system.
- Hanam-Cheonho BRT: Opened in March 2011.
- Sejong: Opened in September 2012.
- Cheongna International City-Gangseo BRT: Opened in July 2013.
- Kuala Lumpur: BRT Sunway Line: The first BRT in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This 5.4 km system that connects major areas of Bandar Sunway is operated on a purpose-built elevated lane, and the first of its kind in Asia using electric buses.
- Faisalabad Metrobus (Proposed)
- Karachi Metrobus (Under construction)
- Lahore Metrobus
- Multan Metrobus
- Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metrobus
- TransPeshawar (Under construction)
- Cebu City: Cebu Bus Rapid Transit System (planned)  It is expected to become the first operational Bus Rapid Transit project in the Philippines when it becomes operational late 2014. The 16 kilometre route traverses Cebu City from Bulacao in the south-west to Talamban in the north-east, linking the following key destinations; Central Business District, Capitol Site, Ayala Shopping Mall and a proposed tributary to SM Shopping Mall. A spur to the 300-hectare Cebu South Reclamation Project (SRP) is also planned as developers Filinvest seek to integrate BRT provision into their development plans.
- Kaohsiung: Two BRT lines are being planned, with target completion in 2019.
- Bangkok: Bangkok BRT, a system running 16.5 kilometers from Sathon to Ratchapruek. Only 1 out of 5 lines is operating.
At the Sathon-Narathiwat Ratchanakharin interestion, there is a walkway connecting BRT Sathon with BTS Chong Nonsi station. The Bangkok BRT started operating on 15 May 2010 on a free-trial basis.
- Hanoi: Hanoi BRT, a 14.7 km-long system, running from Kim Mã bus terminal in downtown to Yên Nghĩa bus terminal in the southern suburbs. There are plans to extend it to Hoàn Kiếm Lake, but it never happened.
The line officially opened in 31 December 2016, with an 1-month free trial. The Hanoi Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is one of the components of Hanoi Urban Transport Development Project which has been approved by Hanoi People's Committee at Decision 1837/QĐ-UBND dated May 10, 2007. This World Bank funded ODA project is an important step in improving the city's urban transportation network and strengthening public transport capacity. The Hanoi BRT officially put into operation on December 31, 2016.
- Liege in Belgium also has a busway, which was featured on a video made by the UK Transport Research Lab. .
- Essen: Guided busses use a busway in the middle of a motorway. Formerly, these guided buses also operated the tram tunnel using dual-mode busses which got their power from overhead wires in the tunnel. Due to technical problems and to avoid congestion of the tram route, service in the tunnel was abandoned.
- Dublin: Proposed southeast Dublin rapid transport service, from Sydney Parade to Sandyford.
- Cork: Proposed west-east route, from Ballincollig through the city centre to Mahon.
- Helsinki, Finland: "Bussi-Jokeri" and extensive bus lane network in center of Helsinki
- Tampere, Finland: extensive bus lane network in the center
- Turku, Finland: extensive bus lane network in the center
- Belfort: Optymo II
- Caen: "Twisto TVR"
- Cannes: BRT of Cannes, Mandelieu-la-Napoule and Le Cannet Line 1
- Chalon-sur-Saône: BRT Flash
- Clermont-Ferrand: T2C lines B and C
- Dijon: BRT Lianes
- Douai: Évéole
- Évry: First line in France (1975)
- Île-de-France (Greater Paris): Trans-Val-de-Marne (TVM), line 393 and T Zen 1
- La Rochelle: line ILLICO (3)
- Lille: Lianes network of Lille Métropole
- Lorient: BRT Triskell
- Lyon: lines C1, C2 & C3
- Marseille: 5 lines of "TGB"
- Maubeuge: BusWay lines of du Stibus network
- Metz: BRT Mettis
- Nancy: line 2 (260,000 Inh. served by CGFTE a Veolia Transport subsidiary) has got a kind of BRT system called TVR extending along 11 km which 7 km are dedicated. As it is run by TVR, a kind of articulated buses, there's a controversy to design it as a LRT or BRT sustem. Two more routes are planned probably not using the TVR as previously planned and with parts not segregated from traffic.
- Nantes: Busway (line 4) and Chronobus (7 lines in service, 3 in project)(about 600,000 Inh. in the built up area), was the second city to implement a BRT called BusWay at the end of December 2006 extending on 5 km with several P+R and a bus every 5 mn at peak. It is operated by specific branded articulated buses and ticketing machines are located at each station. The patronage was averaging 19,000 per day by December 2006 and 28,000 per day in 2010.
- Nîmes: Line T1 "Tango+"
- Rennes: Chronostar line 4 (C1, C5 and C9 in project)
- Rouen: 3 TEOR lines (about 400,000 Inh. in the built up area) with TEOR was the first real BRT system implemented in France in the late 90's and is still in extension in 2007 with new dedicated lanes in central city and partial dedicated lanes in the suburbs. It's made of 3 routes (70% bus only) and more than 15 km expecting transporting more than 53 000 persons a day in 2007.
- Strasbourg: line G (Gare Centrale <> Espace Européen de l'Entreprise)
- Saint-Nazaire: Hélyce
- Toulouse: Toulouse BRT
- Tours: Line 2 Tempo
- Créteil "TVM" operated by RATP is a tangential BRT linking the RER A, B, C, D, metro line 8 and tramway line T7 in southern Paris suburbs. It was the second BRT implemented in France in the 80s even though, in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, for political reasons, there's still no bus lanes through this conservative city.
- Créteil "393" also operated by RATP is an 11 km long line which was open in 2011. Like the TVM (see above) the line linking the southern Paris suburbs in the district (département) of Val de Marne (94). By the way "393" line share the bus lane and stations with "TVM" for 5 km. This line serve the metro line 8 and recently build districts or districts under construction/redevelopment. The transport authority (STIF) plan to extend the line by 2020 to Orly Airport and as well to link RER C, tramway line T7, and in the future metro line 14 (2024) and HSR station (TGV).
- Corbeil-Essonnes "TZen 1" opened in 2011 this line connect two branches of the RER D and make enable a public transport access to the recently developed city of Sénart and her business/commercial parks.
- Évry One of the new towns built in the southern part of suburban Paris was probably the first Busway implemented in France in the late '70s . Still operating, it was completely segregated from other traffic in the central area by being elevated. Moreover, this system is still operated with conventional buses and articulated buses and not branded. Also, ticketing is sold into the bus or in specific places but not at the stations.
Under construction or planned:
- "TZen 2" Sénart-Trait d'Union → Melun-Place de la Gare.
This line will be opened in 2020, it will links Sénart and Melun.
- "TZen 3" Paris-Porte de Pantin → Livry-Gargan.
Opening in 2020. This project fills a lack of performant and modern public transport in this area. It will also allow a transformation of the highway to an urban boulevard (more green spaces, more spaces for pedestrians, bike lanes, more crosswalks).
- "TZen 4" Corbeil-Essonnes RER → Grande Borne.
This line will link many disadvantaged districts (poor neighborhoods) to RER D line, in fact the BRT line will be in correspondence with RER D at five interchange stations. This BRT project will greatly increase mobility to neighborhoods with high unemployment. It is scheduled to open in 2017.
- "TZen 5" Paris-Bibliothèque François Mitterrand → Choisy le Roi RER.
This line is scheduled to open in 2020 it serve a multi-centennial industrial district with a lot of urban redevelopment projects (offices, apartments). It will complete and link the actual network (RER C, Tramway 3a, metro line 14, BRT "TVM" & "393").
- Almere: All city bus lines, "MAXX Almere",
- Eindhoven: Phileas
- Schiphol: Zuidtangent
- Utrecht: Line 28 to the university campus "De Uithof" and to Vleuten
- Enschede: Agglonet
- Barcelona, Catalonia: es:Red Ortogonal de Autobuses de Barcelona ca:Xarxa Ortogonal d'Autobusos de Barcelona. RetBus, Barcelona: implementation of three lines scheduled for 2011. The Ajuntament de Barcelona (ADB) is considering applying the Volvo Center's new concept of "moving cocoon".
These are cities with specifically designed or branded main bus lines, with dedicated bus lanes along some of the route sections.
- Göteborg: Stombussar Four bus lines, named 16-19, with high regularity, about 3 – 10 minutes. The buses are marked on the tram map, not the bus map, and has some rules in common with trams, like all door available for entrance. The routes usually share right of way with trams or having their own busway, and generally try to avoid congestion with cars.
- Stockholm: Blåbussar (Blue buses). Four bus lines, named 1-4, with high regularity 5–10 minutes, and higher priority than other buses. The buses are blue painted while normal buses are red. The routes try to avoid congestion with cars, but has more congestion than many other systems called bus rapid transit.
- Malmö: Huvudlinjer (Main lines) Eight lines, named 1-8, with the regularity of about 7–8 minutes on weekdays.
- Jönköping: Citybussarna Three lines, named 1-3, with the regularity of about 10 minutes most of the day.
- Örebro: Stombussar
- Linköping: Stomlinjer
- Istanbul: Metrobus between TUYAP and Söğütlüçeşme, the first full-service bus rapid transit system of the country. It features a fully separated right-of the way without any single contact point with other traffic, except while crossing the Bosphorus Bridge, and off-bus fare collection.
- Denizli: Mixed-traffic BRT application.
- Malatya: Trambus is a BRT system using bi-articulated trolleybuses. System is mixed-traffic.
- Belfast: Under construction. The 5.5-mile (9 km) EWAY and 6-mile (10 km) WWAY routes are now being built. Two shorter routes – the CITI through the Titanic Quarter and a connecting city centre loop, are planned. The EWAY and WWAY routes may be completed before the end of 2017 or in 2018.
- Bristol: Bristol City Council in conjunction with the West of England Partnership proposes MetroBus BRT routes from Ashton Vale to Temple Meads, the North Fringe of Bristol to Hengrove Park, and the A370 Long Ashton bypass to Hengrove Park.
- Hampshire: South East Hampshire Bus Rapit Transit between Gosport and Fareham, Hampshire: A 2.8-mile (4.5 km) bus-only road along the former Fareham–Gosport line railway has been opened from Titchborne Way, Gosport to Redlands Lane, Fareham as Phase 1 of a wider scheme. Services are run by First Hampshire & Dorset under the "Eclipse" branding.
- Bradford: 1 mile (2 km) of guided busway and a further 0.6 miles (1 km) of un-guided bus lanes created to ease congestion on the busy and congested Manchester Road route into and out of the City Centre.
- Cambridgeshire: Guided Busway runs in a north-west direction from Milton Road to St Ives. Separate Guided Busway runs in a south direction from the station to Trumpington P&R site. Opened 2011. See Cambridgeshire Guided Busway.
- Coventry: project in study
- Crawley: Fastway
- Leeds: guided busway along York Road A64 road
- Manchester: Leigh-Salford-Manchester Bus Rapid Transit, from Leigh and Atherton to Manchester via Tyldesley and Ellenbrook. The 29-stop scheme totals 14 miles (22 km) and uses part of a former railway line to form a 4 miles (7 km) guided busway together with pedestrian, cycle lane and bridleway. It then joins the East Lancashire Road running in a dedicated bus lanes.
- Sheffield: Approved
- Swansea: Swansea FTR Metro – partially segregated, specialised BRT vehicles, on-board payment to customer care attendant, runs every 15 minutes 7am – 7pm (then conventional bus). Planned and designed by Arup.
- Brampton, Ontario: Brampton Transit's Züm. It implements the pay-on-board system, similar to its local Brampton Transit counterpart
- Calgary, Alberta: Calgary Transit Routes 301, 302, and 305
- Durham Region, Ontario (suburban Toronto): Durham Region Transit's DRT Pulse
- Gatineau, Quebec: Société de transport de l'Outaouais's Rapibus
- Halifax, Nova Scotia: Metro Transit's MetroLink It operates three routes, designed to link the communities of Portland Hills, Woodside, and Sackville to downtown Halifax. Fares are set higher compared to the conventional Metro Transit.
- Kelowna, British Columbia: Kelowna Regional Transit System's RapidBus (under BC Transit)
- Montreal, Quebec (STM BRT): The only route in this system, STM Route 505 Pie-IX, uses traffic light control as a transit priority measure.
- Mississauga, Ontario: Mississauga Transit's Mississauga Transitway
- Ottawa, Ontario: OC Transpo Transitway It operates one of the largest BRT systems in North America, with over 200,000 daily riders on the Ottawa Transitway, achieving peak capacities of 10,000 passengers per hour per direction. Most sections of the Transitway have a speed limit of 70–90 km/h (43–56 mph) between stations, and 50 km/h (31 mph) in the station areas. Many routes converge to the transitway to provide very frequent service.
- Quebec City, Quebec: Réseau de transport de la Capitale's Métrobus. It contains four BRT routes that are spread across the city: routes 800, 801, 802 and 803.
- Saint John, New Brunswick: Saint John Transit's ComeX Routes. Short form for "Community Express". There are three routes in this system designed to link the communities of Grand Bay-Westfield, Rothesay, Quispamsis, and Hampton to Uptown Saint John. The fare is set higher compared to the conventional Saint John Transit.
- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Saskatoon Transit's DART (Direct Access Rapid Transit) lines. There are four routes that connect downtown Saskatoon, Confederation Mall, The Centre, the University of Saskatchewan, The Mall at Lawson Heights, University Heights Suburban Centre, and SIAST Kelsey Campus. All these routes end as loops in residential areas.
- Toronto, Ontario: Toronto Transit Commission's York University Busway. It operates one BRT route, the 196 York University Rocket, on the York University Busway. Though it has been successful, the TTC plans to replace it with a subway extension.
- Vancouver, British Columbia: TransLink's 95 B-Line, 96 B-Line, and 99 B-Line. BRT has been successful, but TransLink estimates its SkyTrain costs about $0.75 per ride compared to $1.04-$2.22 on its BRT routes. As a result, TransLink plans to convert all three to light rail or light rapid transit as funding permits. Two BRT routes have been replaced by rapid transit lines. The 98 B-Line was replaced with the Canada Line in 2009 and the 97 B-Line by the Evergreen Extension in 2016.
- Waterloo Region, Ontario: Grand River Transit's iXpress. Contains two routes, one of which, Route 200, will be converted to LRT service sometime in the future. More routes are being rolled out in the next half-decade to build ridership for LRT service. However, Route 200 will stay in Cambridge until the ridership is high enough to justify an LRT.
- Winnipeg, Manitoba: Winnipeg Transit's Winnipeg RT. Winnipeg's BRT system operates similarly to Ottawa's, operating along dedicated lanes outside of the downtown core, while operating on HOV lanes within it. The first phase connects the downtown with Fort Rouge, with current routes servicing the University of Manitoba along Pembina Highway, as well as a few suburban communities in the south-west. It will be eventually extended to Bison Drive.
- York Region, Ontario (suburban Toronto): York Region Transit's Viva. It has commenced service since 2005. In response to escalating congestion on the region's roads, York Region's transit plan included a provision for a bus rapid transit (BRT) system along the Yonge Street and Highway 7 arterial corridors. Most of the system does not contain any form of transit priority measures other than an honor system of fare payment. However, construction is underway on dedicated busways, and the first segment opened on March 6, 2011.
- Greater Toronto, Ontario: GO Transit's Highway 407 Transitway
- London, Ontario: SHIFT London planned BRT system
- Montreal, Quebec: Société de transport de Montréal's Route 505
- Guatemala City: "Transmetro", two lines and 32 stations. First line opened February 3, 2007; Crosses Avenue Aguilar Batres, from Villa Nueva to Guatemala City. The second line started operation on August 12, 2010; Crosses 6th and 7th Avenues on a One-Way-Per-Avenue Scheme. There is a planned third line in Calle Martí.
- Guadalajara, Jalisco: Macrobus. The first BRT line was inaugurated in March 2009. It is called Macrobus and has 27 stations along 16 Kilometers.
- Monterrey, Nuevo León: Ecovia. The first BRT line was inaugurated in January 2014. It is called ECOVIA and has 41 stations along 30.1 Kilometers.
- León, Guanajuato: Optibus is the first BRT system in Mexico even if some dedicated bus lanes exist in some of the biggest cities. The first BRT line was inaugurated in September 2003. It has 65 stations along 65.1 km. 
- Mexico City, Federal District: Metrobús. Was officially opened to the public on 19 June 2005. The first line covers a distance of some 20 kilometres, running in a dedicated bus-lane built against the central reservation of Avenida de los Insurgentes. Avenida Insurgentes is the city's main north-to-south arterial route, constitutes a section of the Pan-American Highway, and is reputed to be the longest urban avenue in the world. 
- Ecatepec, State of Mexico: Mexibús
- Chihuahua, Chihuahua: Vivebus. The first BRT line was inaugurated in August 2013. It is called VIBEBÚS and has 44 stations along 20.44 Kilometers.
- Puebla, Puebla: RUTA. The first BRT line was inaugurated in January 2013. It is called Red Urbana de Transporte Artículado RUTA PUEBLA and has 36 stations along 18.5 Kilometers.
- Pachuca, Hidalgo: Tuzobus 
- Ciudad Juárez: the first BRT line was inaugurated in November 2013. It is called VIBEBÚS and has 34 stations along 25 Kilometers.
Before it even had the name, Bus Rapid Transit first got major backing in the United States with the rise of federal funding for urban mass transportation during the 1960s. The first exclusive busway in the United States was the El Monte Busway, an exclusive bus lane between El Monte and Los Angeles, California. It opened in 1973. Today, American BRT initiatives receive a great deal of support from the Federal Transit Administration. Planned BRT lines are now eligible to be included in the FTA's New Starts program, which was formerly reserved only for rail projects.
That notwithstanding, the FTA, in announcing its New Starts for 2005, has rated the New Britain-Hartford Busway (Connecticut) "Recommended" but Phase III of the MBTA's Silver Line BRT project "Not Recommended" based on "MBTA's unreasonable operating cost assumptions." This implies that BRT will be subject to the same scrutiny as rail projects, though (also as with rail projects) the FTA will work with the localities to see if projects can be brought into compliance with requirements.
- Austin, Texas: Capital Metro's Capital MetroRapid (Some BRT features)
- Albany, New York and Schenectady, New York: Capital District Transportation Authority's BusPlus
- Boston, Massachusetts: MBTA Silver Line
- Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Transit Authority
- Cleveland, Ohio: Greater Cleveland RTA's HealthLine
- El Paso, Texas: Sun Metro's BRIO Line
- Eugene, Oregon: Lane Transit District Emerald Express (EmX)
- Escondido, California: North County Transit District Breeze Rapid
- Everett, Washington (greater Seattle area): Community Transit's Swift
- Fort Collins, Colorado: Transfort's MAX Bus Rapid Transit
- Grand Rapids, Michigan: The Rapid's Silver Line
- Hartford/New Britain, Connecticut: CTtransit's CTfastrak
- Houston, Texas: Harris County Metro's HOV BRT System and Quickline
- Kansas City, Missouri: Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Metro Area Express
- Los Angeles, California: LACMTA Metro Rapid system, Orange Line, and Silver Line
- Louisville, Kentucky-Indiana: Transit Authority Of River City TARC, Bi-state Transit Authority, general and specialty bus services.
- Miami, Florida: Miami-Dade Transit South Miami-Dade Busway
- Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota: METRO Red Line, A Line
- Nashville, Tennessee: Nashville MTA Gallatin Road BRT Route 56
- Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit go bus
- New York City, New York: MTA Regional Bus Operations Select Bus Service
- Orlando, Florida: Lynx Lymmo
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: SEPTA Route 103
- Phoenix, Arizona: Valley Metro RAPID
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Port Authority of Allegheny County Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway, West Busway, and South Busway
- Reno, Nevada: RTC of Washoe County RAPID
- Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah Transit Authority MAX
- San Antonio, Texas: VIA Metropolitan Transit Primo Fredericksburg Road BRT. BRT line along Fredericksburg Road connecting downtown San Antonio with the South Texas Medical Center.
- San Bernardino, California: San Bernardino Express (Operator: Omnitrans) — sbX green line is a 16-mile route from Verdemont in San Bernardino to Loma Linda, California that opened on April 25, 2014.
- San Bernardino, California: Via Omnitrans, San Bernardino Metropolitan Express (sbX) Regional bus transit operator Omnitrans is moving forward with plans for a West Valley Connector project that would connect several cities and potentially the Ontario International Airport with a rapid/BRT system, including TSP and dedicated lanes
- San Diego, California: San Diego MTS SuperLoop and Rapid
- San Gabriel Valley, California (suburban Los Angeles): Foothill Transit Silver Streak and El Monte Busway
- San Jose, California: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Route 522
- Santa Clara Country, California: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority 522 Rapid Bus Route from Eastridge Transit Center in Eastern San Jose, California to Palo Alto, California
- Santa Monica, California (suburban Los Angeles): Big Blue Bus Route 3
- Seattle, Washington: King County Metro's RapidRide
- Stockton, California: San Joaquin RTD Metro Express
- Washington Metropolitan Area: WMATA Metroway. While not technically a full-fledged BRT system, Whatcom Transportation Authority's five GO Lines offer service every 15 minutes along major corridors in Bellingham, Washington.
- Albuquerque, New Mexico: ART - Central Avenue/Route 66
- Fresno, California: Q BRT - Blackstone Avenue/Ventura Avenue-Kings Canyon Road
- Indianapolis, Indiana: IndyGo Red Line (2019), Purple Line (2020), Blue Line (2021)
- Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota: METRO Orange Line, C Line, Gold Line
- Oakland, California: AC Transit - EB-BRT
- Provo, Utah-Orem, Utah: UTA Provo-Orem BRT
- Richmond, Virginia: GRTC Pulse
- San Francisco, California: SFMTA Van Ness Avenue BRT, Geary Corridor BRT
- Spokane, Washington: STA Central City Line
- Washington Metropolitan Area: DASH West End Transitway
- Adelaide: O-Bahn Busway,
- Brisbane: South-East, Northern and Eastern Busways. See Busways in Brisbane for more information. Routes are linked through an underground hub in the CBD. Brisbane busways carried over 70 million passengers in 2011.
- Melbourne, Victoria operates the SmartBus system which contains elements of BRT infrastructure but uses relatively little dedicated bus lanes.
- Perth: Causeway (East Perth-Victoria Park), Beaufort Street Inglewood,
- Sydney: B-Line, Liverpool-Parramatta T-way, Metrobus: North-West T-way and M2 Bus Corridor.
|City||System name||Lines||Date opened||Stations||Length|
|Buenos Aires||Metrobús||Juan B. Justo||31 May 2011||21||12.5 km (7.8 mi)|
|9 de Julio||24 July 2013||17||3 km (1.9 mi)|
|Sur||14 August 2013||37||23 km (14 mi)|
|25 de Mayo||5 October 2015||0||7.5 km (4.7 mi)|
|San Martín||27 April 2016||12||5.8 km (3.6 mi)|
|Norte Etapa 2||24 November 2016||21||2.8 km (1.7 mi)|
|del Bajo||6 June 2017||25||2.9 km (1.8 mi)|
|Norte||17 June 2015||39||2.7 km (1.7 mi)|
|Vicente López Partido||2.2 km (1.4 mi)|
|La Matanza Partido||Metrobús La Matanza||1||5 May 2017||17||10.3 km (6.4 mi)|
|Mar del Plata||Metrobús Mar del Plata||1||Planned||13||5 km (3.1 mi)|
|Morón Partido||Metrobús Morón||Planned|
|Neuquén||Metrobús Neuquén||Under construction|
|Rosario||Metrobús Rosario||Norte||30 June 2016||6||1.8 km (1.1 mi)|
|Santa Fe||Metrobús Santa Fe||1||3 May 2017||15||5.7 km (3.5 mi)|
|Tres de Febrero Partido||Metrobús Tres de Febrero||1||6 October 2017||7||3.3 km (2.1 mi)|
- La Paz: In 2014 "La Paz Bus" started operations in 3 routes, with 61 buses. For the year 2015 another 15 routes are expected, and also a BRT system is being prepared.
- Curitiba's Rede Integrada de Transporte pioneering system was implemented in 1974 and became the first BRT implemented in the world. Maximum peak-load capacity attained is 22,500 passenger per hour in the South Axis.
- São Paulo:
- Goiânia: Eixo Anhanguera; BRT system with segregated bus lanes.
- Porto Alegre: Portais da Cidade. Under construction, due 2012;
- Belo Horizonte: Under construction, due 2012;
- Salvador: Under construction, due 2012;
- Uberlândia: Corredor Estrutural. Under expansion, to be completed in 2011/2012;
- Eixo Sul (Santa Maria & Gama), first line opened for testing in April 2014;
- Eixo EPTG (Taugatinga), construction concluded in 2013, but still not in operation;
- Belém: To be concluded in July/2013
|City||System name||Year commenced||Current lines||Current route-km||Planned lines||Notes|
|Bogota||Transmilenio||December 2000||12||108||3||Planned: Carrera Séptima|
|Cali||M.I.O.||March 2009||6||49 km||1||Finalized phase I, under construction phase II|
|Medellín||Metroplús||2011||2||12.5 km||Line 2 opened 2013 |
|Barranquilla||Transmetro||April 2010||2||13.3 km|
|Bucaramanga||Metrolinea||February 2010||11||50 km|
|Pereira||Megabús||August 2006||3||27 km|
|Cartagena||Transcaribe||(November 2015)||17||15.3 km||In service to the public, only is building the courtyard portal from the system, Next to open|
- Bogotá has opened in 2000 a segregated four-lane BRT system, the TransMilenio. Maximum peak-load capacity on the busiest line is 45,000 passengers per direction per hour (ppdph). The system uses modular median stations that serve both directions of travel, which enable pre-paid, multiple-door, level boarding. Average dwell time is 24 seconds. Trunk line termini have integrated bicycle parking (fare card opens gate to secure bike parking). Two lanes in each direction permits "Quickways" which allow local service (500- 750m apart) on the inside lane, coupled with express service (skipping 4-5 stations at a time).
- Pereira, Megabús opened In 2006.
- Barranquilla, Barranquilla's Transmetro opened in 2010.
- Bucaramanga, Metrolinea opened in 2010.
- Cali, Masivo Integrado de Occidente (MIO) opened 2009 and is followed by 2 other similar systems which will be inaugurated soon (Medellín, Cartagena).
- Medellín, Metroplús opened in 2011.
- Curitiba: Rede Integrada de Transporte (RIT). The latest corridor, Linha verde, began operations in 2010.
- São Paulo: Expresso Tiradentes; Corredor Metropolitano ABD
- Rio de Janeiro: The first BRT line, TransOeste, opened in June 2012; TransCarioca opened in June 2014; and TransOlimpica is under construction.
- Goiânia: Eixo Anhanguera;
- Porto Alegre: Portais da Cidade. Under construction, due 2014;
- Belo Horizonte. BRT Move
- Salvador. Under construction, due 2014;
- Belém: Estação São Bráz; Estação Entrocamento/Castanheira; and Estação Mangueirão is under construction.
- Uberlândia: Corredor Estrutural. Under expansion, to be completed in 2011/2012;
- Brasília: Eixo Sul (Santa Maria & Gama), first BRT line opened in April 2014. Construction of the BRT line Eixo EPTG (Taugatinga) was concluded in 2013, but it is not in operation due to lack of appropriate bus fleet.
- Vitória. Under construction, due 2014.
- Praia Grande. Under construction, due 2014.
Transfer station of Curitiba's RIT latest BRT corridor, Linha Verde (Green line)
- Santiago: Transantiago.
- Concepción: A transit system integrated between electric train "Biotren" and "Biobus" based on dedicated right of ways for buses.
- Quito: "El Trole", a trolleybus BRT system operated by Compañía Trolebús Quito, S.A. Currently there are plans to convert the northernmost portion of the system to light rail. Ecovía and Metrobus diesel BRT lines. It has several subsystems: Trolebús (Corredor Trole), Ecovía (Corredor Ecovía), Metrobús (Corredor Central Norte), Corredor Sur Oriental and Corredor Sur Occidental. Vehicles of Trolebús are electric trolley buses which can also operate with gas. They are all articulated buses except for "feeding" routes.
- Guayaquil: Metrovia. There are several routes built and one is under construction. They are all articulated buses except for "feeding" routes.
- Lima, Peru: El Metropolitano is the first mass transit system implemented in Peru in decades. It has one line, from the northern district of Independencia to the southern district of Chorrillos. It uses thoroughfares such as Av. Paseo de la Republica, Av. Alfonso Ugarte and Av. Tupac Amaru. A second line is projected in order to have an East-West corridor.
- Arequipa, Peru: Mistibus: under construction
- Trujillo, Peru: under construction
- Mérida: Trolmérida.
- Caracas: BusCaracas.
- Barquisimeto: Transbarca.
- Ciudad Guayana: Transguayana (planned)
- San Cristóbal: Tranvitachira (planned)
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