With the world’s urban population projected to increase from 3.4 to 6.4 billion between now and 2050, the sustainability of the earth will depend on these new urban residents living as sustainably as possible.

The BRT Standard was developed by IDTP, in collaboration with GIZ and other partners with the objective to create a common definition of Bus Rapid Transit and certify high-quality BRT systems around the world.

This document details the new Standard of assessing the quality of BRT systems developed by Institute for Transportation & Development Policy.

The rapid growth in transport activity, based primarily on private motorised vehicles, generates social, environmental and economic costs. Transport already accounts for more than half of global liquid fossil fuel consumption and nearly a quarter of the world

In 2007 Guangzhou, a city of 10 million, carried out the detailed engineering design and some preliminary road works of a Bus Rapid Transit system which is likely to be operational late in 2008.

Dakar, Senegal, like many cities around the world, faces an increasingly intractable transportation crisis. The motor vehicle fleet in Dakar is growing at over 8% per year.

Projected to be the fifth-largest city in the world by 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia has faced growing challenges in the traffic congestion and harmful pollution that result from the increasing use of cars and motorcycles.

In coordination with local partner the Center for Environmental Planning and Technology, ITDP is providing direct technical assistance to Ahmedabad, India for the development of a Bus Rapid Transit system. The design of Ahmedabad