We hold meetings in which planners, enterprises, engineers and decision makers share their problems, perspectives and concerns of public transport modernization. The interactions become a valuable resource to advice the type of transformation a city’s public transport system needs, how to promote it among decision makers, citizens and the media and how to design, implement and operate it.
The Latin-American Association of Integrated Public Transport Systems and BRT (SIBRT) gathers the largest and most innovative cities in terms of their public transport systems. Since 2011, the CoE has participated in each of their meetings offering our group as a technical arm for SIBRT. In particular, SIBRT facilitates the exchange of knowledge, produces “best practice” studies of the management, standardisation, and operation of urban public transport, and proactively promotes Integrated Systems and BRT adoption as the safest, most efficient and sustainable form of mass transit. CoE co-organizes meetings of SIBRT agencies’ officials to discuss benchmarking opportunities to improve quality of service and operational indicators.