Preliminary Program

Simultaneous Translation in Spanish and English will be provided.

Tuesday 26 (NH Hotel, room Andes)

06:30 - 09:00 Experiencing Transantiago, the Santiago Public Transport System
09:00 - 17:00 Recreational Activity
17:00 - 17:45 A multi perspective view of Transantiago since its implementation
17:45 - 18:15 Improving Transantiago, Pablo Beltrán (Transantiago)
18:15 - 19:00 Current projects for Transantiago: René Cortázar, Minister of Transport of Chile
19:00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception

Wednesday 27 (NH Hotel, room Andes)

08:00 - 08:30 REGISTRATION
08:30 - 10:15 Political, managerial and marketing aspects of BRT projects
Enrique Peñalosa
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:45 BRT Experiences
BRT experiences in Brazil, Toni Lindau
BRT in Quito, César Arias
Intermittent Bus Lane: concept and application in Lisbon, José Manuel Viegas
12:45 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:30 BRT Experiences
Congestion Protection: Lessons from Europe -- a review of strategies used by several European cities to protect bus and tram traffic from traffic congestion, Peter Furth
Bus-VAO System experience in Madrid, Carlos Cristóbal Pinto
El Sistema TransMilenio de Bogotá: Descripción y Lecciones Aprendidas, Darío Hidalgo
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:00 Operations in Transantiago
Transantiago ¿Modernización del transporte público?: La visión de un operador, Gibrán Harcha
Express services in Metro, Jaime Adasme
18:00 - 19:00 Setting priorities for BRT planning, operations and management, Nigel Wilson

Thursday 28 (Hotel Galerías, room Mapuche)

09:00 - 10:15 A Framework for Deployment Planning of BRT Systems
Avi Ceder
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45- 11:45 Use of various ITS technologies for BRTt.
Mark Hickman
11:45 - 12:45 System integration strategies for BRT and the remaining elements of urban public transport.
Nigel Wilson
12:45 - 14:30


14:30 - 16:00 A Real-Time BRT headway control mechanism; Felipe Delgado, Juan Carlos Muñoz, Ricardo Giesen, Aldo Cipriano
Hybrid Predictive Control for Real-Time Optimization of Public Transport Systems’Operations. Doris Saez, Cristian E. Cortes, Alfredo Núñez, Marcela Riquelme, Freddy Milla, Gustavo Otarola
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00 A math programming approach for designing express services on BRT Corridors; Carola Leiva, Juan Carlos Muñoz, Ricardo Giesen, Homero Larrain
Fleet Assignment Strategies Applied on a Public Transport Corridor. Alejandro Tirachini, Cristián E. Cortés, Sergio Jara-Díaz
Effects of a financial constraint on the optimal design of public transport systems , Sergio Jara-Díaz, Antonio Gschwender
20:00 - 23:00 Closure Dinner

Friday 29 (Hotel Galerías, room Mapuche)

09:00 - 09:45 Transit Signal Priority -- advanced transit signal control logic for giving priority to transit while minimizing impact to other traffic
Peter Furth
09:45 - 11:00 Driver Assistive Technology: Deploying Bus Rapid Transit along a narrow lane or road shoulder; Max Donath
The unsung design details in the implementation of BRT systems: the Transantiago plight; Rodrigo Fernández
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:45 pplications of EMBARQ’s BRT simulator in Brazil and Mexico; Toni Lindau
  Microsimulation of a BRT corridor; Cristián E. Cortés, Rodrigo Fernández, Vanessa Burgos, Christian Romero
12:45 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00

New Objectives for BRT in this century: making a systems approach work in the transport system, Nick Tyler
IADB experience in the promotion of innovative financial mechanisms for BRT systems in Latin-America, Felipe Targa

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:35 - 18:00 Closure Session & Concluding Remarks, Francisco Martínez (Chairman)

  Plenary Session, international speaker
  Regular Session, chilean speaker
  Social Activities
This International Workshop on BRT will have three main goals
Provide some suggestions for the Transantiago system, particularly regarding BRT corridors. Transantiago is planning exclusive bus corridors in the city, but faces many practical constraints and pretty often also citizen resistance. To reach this goal we will spend the first day of the workshop introducing the main problems that the Transantiago system is facing. During that day we will tour around the city and discuss with some of the main actors of this system (planners, operators, citizens, etc).

Discuss about how to improve the operation performance of a BRT by presenting some of the worldwide experiences and the state of the art research in the field. We will spend the remaining days of the Workshop aiming at this goal, where of course we will also have Transantiago in mind.

Finally, we would also like to provide enough time for networking activities that could foster future collaborations.