BRT Planning 401 by ITDP

05 / 08 / 2018

Our partners from Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) launched a BRT Planning Guide webinar series this year. The web conferences started in January and continue during the semester. For more information visit BRT Planning 401 website here.

About the Webinar:

In this fourth installment of the BRT Planning Guide webinar series, author Andre Frieslaar will present on “Volume 6: Infrastructure”. In this webinar, attendees will be introduced to the various components that make up the family of BRT infrastructure. These include the busways on which the buses travel, the terminals, stations and stops where passengers board and alight the buses and the depots where buses are refueled, repaired and stored when not in use. BRT infrastructure is geared towards giving buses priority over general traffic in congested road networks, and ensuring efficient and reliable travel times for buses and their passengers along BRT routes.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, May 15, 2018 at 8 am EST (check your time zone here)


Andre Frieslaar | Chief Business Development Officer, HHO Consulting Engineers

Andre Frieslaar is one of the BRT Planning Guide authors and a champion for change and development in public transport. He has raised awareness around sustainable transport solutions through local and international papers and presentations. Andre has been director of HHO Africa since 2000 is currently the project executive for detailed design and implementation of the BRT infrastructure for Durban (South Africa). He served as a BRT Infrastructure advisor to National and Regional Transport Authorities in South Africa, and his projects have received various national awards for technical excellence in 2012 and 2013. He initially worked on Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning projects, but has become an expert in the field of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) infrastructure design and implementation. Andre was the project leader of the infrastructure team responsible for the Cape Town (South Africa) MyCITI Phase 1 BRT system. He is a member of the Transportation Division of the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE), and currently serves as a Vice President at SAICE. He was named the SAICE “Engineer of the Year” in 2013. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master’s of Science in Transportation from the Texas A&M University (TAMU) though an IRF Fellowship.




      • May 15, 2018 BRT Planning 401: Infrastructure and Design


Past Webinars from the series:

  • BRT Planning 101: Introduction by Aimee Gauthier, ITDP
    Planning and implementing a good BRT system is not easy. This webinar will discuss why BRT in the first place, what makes a good BRT system, and the basic steps needed to plan a system. The webinar will be a high-level overview of the planning process and how the BRT Planning Guide can be a resource to help make the task a little easier.
  • BRT Planning 201: Service Planning by Walter Hook, BRT Planning International, LLC
    Ideally, BRT systems are designed around a service plan that gets the most people to where they want to go in the fastest means possible. BRT infrastructure is then designed to increase the speed and comfort and convenience of this service plan. In the former BRT Planning Guide, there was limited guidance on how to establish the original service plan. This webinar with review the new Service Planning chapter, based heavily on the work of leading BRT engineer Pedro Szasz, begin to open this black box and start a dialog on service optimization strategies more generally.
  • BRT Planning 301: Service Planning by Carlos Felipe Pardo, Executive Director of Despacio
    This webinar describes key insights from Volume 3 (Communications) of the BRT Planning Guide, which presents the necessary steps to building a communications strategy used for engaging the public with BRT projects, educating customers on how to use the system, and marketing the project to a wide array of potential users. This topic covers strategic planning, public participation, marketing, and customer service.