IEA Announces Launch of Bus Rapid Transport Database

IEA24 January 2012: The International Energy Agency (IEA) and Embarq, a division of the World Resources Institute (WRI), announced the launch of a database that will act as a “one-stop-shop for researchers, planners, and policymakers to source information and data on Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) systems,” including the costs of systems in different countries.

In addition to the database, a new Standard for assessing the quality of BRT systems is also being developed by the Institute for Transportation Development Policy with assistance from the IEA. The information on BRT data will be made publicly available and the database will launch in February 2012. [IEA Press Release]