Bus Rapid Transit

We are passionate about Bus Rapid Transit and its ability to improve citizens' lives and urban economies. 

Our BRT design and development principles are founded on developing a deep understanding of user needs. We work extensively on BRT systems, from inception to delivery, and are recognised as international experts.

Brt Model

We embrace Transit-oriented development; planning BRT systems that improve connectivity, unlock development opportunities, and help to improve the quality of places.

We have played a leading role in major BRT projects for multilateral development banks, national governments, local authorities, major bus operators, and private sector developers around the world.


  • Concept definition 
  • User needs assessment & consultation
  • Traffic data collection, analysis and demand forecasting
  • Route feasibility planning
  • Corridor, stop and interchange design
  • Impact assessment, appraisal & business case development

Lagos BRT

ITP was appointed by the World Bank and Lagos Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (LAMATA) to carry out a BRT feasibility study in Lagos, Nigeria – a mega-city of 19 million people.  A second commission, to move through the detailed design phase to implementation, saw us work intensively to design and oversee the “BRT Lite” system which became operational in October 2007 - just 11 months after a local decision to implement.

The first African BRT system to be successfully implemented, it carries around 200,000 passengers each day. We continue to work with LAMATA and other local agencies to further improve the city-region's public transport system.

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Brt Cebu

Cebu City BRT, Philippines

To improve the performance of passenger transport services in Cebu, the World Bank funded research to explore potential for a pilot BRT line.

ITP worked with local partners to scope its feasibility; advising on route identification, vehicle emission reduction strategy, engineering specifications, demand forecasting, and economic and environmental appraisal. Our work was underpinned by detailed knowledge of the city, and its people, learned through comprehensive public consultation, which also informed the communications strategy for what will be the Philippines' first BRT line.

Our work sealed Presidential approval for the route, with operations scheduled to start in 2019.

Ho Chi Minh City BRT

An efficient transport network is essential for continued economic growth in Ho Chi Minh City, however with over 90% of trips made by motorbike the city's roads are congested and chaotic. The Vietnamese Government and World Bank were keen to improve efficiency and increase sustainability by introducing a new BRT line. 

We carried out a technical study to investigate a new route's potential, exploring how it could be practically implemented. This involved an appraisal of route options, modelling and future service forecasting. We also carried out user needs research to inform service planning, marketing and branding.

Our evidence base resulted in the government's approval for the city’s first BRT line.

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