The BRT standard

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


The BRT Standard is an effort by leading technical experts to come to a common understanding of what constitutes internationally recognized best practice in BRT system design. The best BRT systems are ones that combine efficiency and sustainability with passenger comfort and convenience. The BRT Standard uses design characteristics that act as proxies for enhanced performance and customer experience. This scoring method celebrates high-quality BRTs, but is not intended to denigrate lighter BRT improvements which may also yield important benefits to customers.