Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Workshop: Experiences and Challenges

07 / 12 / 2013

The Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence is hosting a workshop on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): Experiences and Challenges. The course will be held at Rio Ônibus Auditorium (Rua da Assembléia, 10, 39º andar, Centro), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday 12 July 2013, before the 13th World Conference on Transportation Research, and is intended primarily for professionals in the sector, covering authorities, operators, planners and financial sponsors or lenders, as well as researchers working on sustainable transport systems.

The goal of the course is to provide local decision makers, as well as urban and transportation planners a broader understanding of the state of the BRT industry worldwide and the issues that are critical in the successful design and implementation of new BRT projects and systems. The course content will range from contracts and regulatory frameworks to technological aspects and operations and control decisions.

The course will follow six one-hour modules (download the program):

  • Theme 1: History and current state of the BRT industry, Dario Hidalgo (EMBARQ)
  • Theme 2: Integrating safety into BRT planning and operations, Luis Antonio Lindau (EMBARQ Brasil) and Nicolae Duduta (EMBARQ)
  • Theme 3: The Customer Experience, Nigel Wilson (MIT) and Juan Carlos Muñoz (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Theme 4: Fare collection in the broader payments environment, Ricardo Giesen (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Theme 5: Near-Capacity Operations, Juan Carlos Muñoz (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Theme 6: Regulatory and contractual aspects, Rosário Macário (Technical University of Lisbon)

The registration fee for the workshop is USD$ 150, which includes all the coffee breaks.



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