BRT Planning 701 by ITDP

12 / 03 / 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 701 website here.

About the Webinar:

The last installment of the BRT Planning Guide Webinar series will present key recommendations for ITS design for BRT Operations for transport officials and public administrations. With the integration of “smart city” technologies in BRT systems, our hosts will discuss fleet monitoring and bus management systems, fare collection, and user information. Lastly, they will review the critical phase of tendering, contract management, implementation, operation, and long-term maintenance and exploitation.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 11 am EST (check your time zone here)


Giorgio Ambrosino | Director of MemEx

Giorgio Ambrosino is the Director of MemEx, an independent engineering company specialised in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Urban Passenger Transport, Integrated Mobility Services, City Logistics and Smart City supporting a large number of European, Regional and Local Authorities and Transport Executives. For over 30 years Giorgio has been involved in planning, design, implementation, operation and evaluation of wide number of projects like, among the others:  Real Time Passenger Information Systems, Bus fleet control and monitoring, Integrated Ticketing system, Shared mobility platform, Access control and Parking systems, etc. As technical coordinator, Giorgio has participated in several European projects funded by R&D programmes and Regional Cooperation Initiatives. Giorgio is author of numerous technical papers and co-editor of different books on the above aspects.


Saverio Gini | Senior Project Manager, MemEx

Saverio Gini is a Senior Project Manager at MemEx. His expertise in the ITS sector includes electronic ticketing and the definition of innovative solutions and services for public transport and mobility (i.e. AVM, infosystems, etc.). His activity concerns the definition of user needs, management of the public tender and/or contracting of supply, testing and support in system’s deployment and launching. He is involved in the MemEx R&D activities and in international cooperation programmes (VII FP, PSP-ICT, Interreg, H2020). He is currently responsible of ITS supporting action to CIVITAS Destinations sites and responsible of Toolbox design in H2020 CIPTEC project.





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.
  • BRT Planning 401: Infrastructure and Design by Andre Frieslaar, Chief Business Development Officer, HHO Consulting Engineers
    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.
  • BRT Planning 501: Integration by Chris Kost, Program Director, ITDP Africa
    This is the fifth installment of the BRT Planning Guide webinar series. A key component of BRT planning and design is the provision of convenient and secure access for pedestrians and cyclists. This webinar will explore the fundamentals of designing non-motorized transport access, including pedestrian crossings, sidewalks, universal access, cycle tracks, and cycle parking, drawing on case studies from BRT systems around the world.
  • BRT Planning 601: Integration by Walter Hook, Vice-President and Principal of BRT Planning International, LLC.
    This webinar will review the administrative and business planning processes for BRT system development. Walter Hook will discuss key elements for a successful BRT project administration and system management. Attendees will gain insight into typical BRT business plans and emerging best practices and challenges within BRT operational contracting. The webinar will conclude by reviewing a range of practices with respect to involvement of the incumbent industry in a new system.