Restructuring the urban transport in a city with 10,000,000 inhabitants
Sistema de Transporte Masivo del Tercer Milenio -TransMilenio- is part of SITM (Integrated Massive Transport System) of Bogotá, which includes the cycle route network and future suburban train projects along with the first subway line.
This service’s beginnings were attributed to investment obtained through a combination of the fuel additional tax and with contributions from the Capital District and National Government. The construction of infrastructure and road networks and maintenance, is performed by Bogota’s Urban Development Institute (IDU).
The system is comprised of articulated and bi-articulated vehicles with fixed stops at exclusive stations. It operates much like a Metro, but uses articulated buses instead. It is one of the most important BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) systems in the world. This system has two exclusive lanes on both sides of the station to enable the articulated express service vehicles to overtake standard service.
Additionally, the zone operation started in 2010, an important milestone in the transport operations of the city. Mass public transport is replaced with an integrated transport system with fare integration in zone and main operations, aiming to have a single payment method.
Currently, the system has 1,800 BRT buses, 775 feeder buses, 5,339 buses for zone operations. This system has 144 main stations and has transported 4 billion passengers since its creation, with more than 250 million passengers per year.
There are 142 BRT routes, 109 feeder routes and 246 zone routes. The main operations have 112 km of lanes. This is the equivalent of going around the world more than 20,000 times. Goal Systems was a part of this project from the very beginning, providing the capacity to meet the service needs in number of units and drivers and in the set-up of the service through bringing the current operating plans into effect using its GoalBus® and GoalDriver® tools.