21Infrastructure Management and Costing

The objective of this chapter is to provide an overview of the infrastructure design process required to deliver a BRT corridor and its associated infrastructure components. The chapter first describes the infrastructure components that make up a BRT system, and then describes the infrastructure design process. Finally, the chapter deals with the calculation of design and construction costs for the various infrastructure elements using an infrastructure cost calculator. The cost of maintaining the infrastructure can be assessed by means of an infrastructure maintenance cost calculator (as detailed in Section 21.4.2), whereby life-cycle costing of infrastructure elements or materials can be evaluated.

Contributors: Andre Frieslaar, HHO Africa; Susan Smit, HHO Africa; Karl Fjellstrom, Far East BRT; Annie Weinstock, BRT Planning International; Ulises Navarro, ITDP Latin America; Carlos Pardo, Despacio