Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Bogotá, Colombia

Example of a successful BRT solution in a major city

Bogotá in brief [1]

Population: Population density:
6,900,000 (city) 3850 inhabitants/km²
7,900,000 (metropolitan area)  

Key data for the BRT concept [1]

Introduction Length Frequency (rush hour) Average speed
November 2000 84 km with 114 stops one bus every 63 seconds 26 km/h
Daily number of passengers
Daily number of passengers
(per bus)
Maximum passenger load
(per hour per direction)
Investments costs
(excl. vehicles)
1,400,000 1450 45,000 € 3.9 million/ km

[1] As of 08/2008