BRT System in Sorocaba
GPO, A TYLin Company, provided the functional study, preliminary design, and detailed design and implementation of the BRT system in Sorocaba, Brazil.
The BRT system (Bus Rapid Transit) is a mass transit system based on buses, specifically designed with services and infrastructures to improve the flow of passengers. The BRT aims to combine the capacity and speed of the light rail or metro, along with the flexibility, lower cost, and simplicity of a bus system. The system proposal aims for greater social inclusion, since its infrastructure is accessible to people with special needs. It is also expected to reduce the environmental impact by replacing the use of cars and motorcycles throughout the city.
GPO will carry out the certification for the development of the functional study, preliminary design, and detailed design, along with the infrastructure works for the implementation of the BRT System in Sorocaba, São Paulo. The consortium formed by the companies CS Brasil and MobiBrasil is responsible for the execution of the civil works.
BRT systems have their own infrastructure and have priority over buses, the collection of tickets is done outside the vehicle, the operation of the traffic lights is optimized, and shipments are made through level platforms. All this allows buses to travel faster and with fewer delays, providing comfort, safety, satisfaction, and credibility, which makes them a very attractive mode of transport. In addition, BRT systems contribute to the remodeling of the city, with more pleasant sidewalks, and promote energy efficiency since they reduce the emission of polluting gases.
- The project features 32 kilometers (km) of BRT roads, three terminal stations, 24 km of exclusive lanes, 28 BRT stations, four intermodal stations, 96 stops, one depot, and one operational control center.
- The consortium is responsible for the acquisition of 125 buses with Wi-Fi and air conditioning.
- All BRT Sorocaba facilities are equipped with photovoltaic energy.