Our General Assembly this year was held on Wednesday January 12th, at the EMBARQ office at Washington DC. As in previous years, the General Assembly was proved to be a great success. We had a record audience, with almost 60 participants. Many of them were external to the Centre, providing important feedback to the progress reached by the research projects presented. The topics clearly showed how multidisciplinary and how geographically diverse our work has become.
This year we had the participation of Christo Venter from the Center for Transport Development of the University of Pretoria. This research Centre will become a partner institution of the BRT Centre of Excellence, while Christo will become a member of its Executive Board. This highlights the focus in Africa that will be added to the activities pursued by the Centre in the coming years.
These were the projects presented during the meeting:
Project on Next Generation of BRT in China / Implementation in Baoding city
|Pablo Guarda and Juan Miguel Velásquez / Xiao Peng(PUC-WRI-CUSTReC)|
|Project experience in “Los Morros”, Chile||Juan Carlos Herrera(PUC)|
|Using Technology to Pilot Bus Reorganization in La Paz, Bolivia||Sebastian Castellanos and Diego Canales(WRI)|
|CoAXs experiments in Boston with Livable Streets||Christopher Zegras(MIT)|
|Infrastructure Project Organization: A longitudinal study of agents, coordination, and institutions||Brittany Montgomery(MIT)|
|Improving bus speeds through tactical interventions in Santiago, Chile||Juan Carlos Muñoz(PUC)|
|Explore whether the use of a visualization tool can encourage improvements in the urban transportation planning process in Santiago, Chile||Ricardo Sánchez and Cristian Navas(PUC-MIT)|
|BRT’s challenges and opportunities in Africa||Christo Venter(UP)|
|BRT’s contrasts, learnings and challenges, from the citizen’s participation perspective, in Santiago and Temuco, Chile.||Lake Sagaris(PUC)|
|How much value uplift comes when you extend the BRT network||Corinne Mulley(USyd)|
This years’ participants were: