TransMilenio: A High Capacity - Low Cost Bus Rapid Transit System Developed for Bogota, Colombia

TransMilenio is a bus rapid transit system in Bogota, Colombia resulting from a successful public-private partnership. The system comprises specialized infrastructure including exclusive lanes for high capacity articulated buses, efficient private operation, advanced fare collection system, and a new public authority for planning, developing and controlling the system. TransMilenio started operations in December 2000. By April 2002 it moved 650,000 passengers/day in 38 Km busways, 62 stations, 470 articulated buses and 300 feeder buses operating 124 Km routes. Extensions will continue in the next 16 years to cover 85% of the daily trips in the city. TransMilenio is a high quality and sustainable transport solution, at a very low cost for the tax payer and the direct users. This paper presents the situation of Bogota, the overall mobility strategy in which the mass transit system is embedded, the components of TransMilenio, the implementation strategy, and the results after five months of operation.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 37-49
  • Monograph Title: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Ensuring Sustainability Through Mass Transit. Proceedings of the Second International Conference, April 14-18, 2002, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

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  • Accession Number: 01002597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407177
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2005 4:02PM