Global BRT Webinar To Be Held Tomorrow
BRT systems move 24 million people over 3,781 kilometres of road daily. Photo by Erwin Morales.

BRT systems move 24 million people over 3,781 kilometres of road daily. Photo by Erwin Morales.

Mark your calendars! The Across Latitudes and Cultures  - Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence (ALC-BRT) is announcing a monthly webinar series to share timely public transit research and encourage ongoing international collaboration across the BRT space. The series is open to anyone and will address issues relevant to researchers and practitioners.

The inaugural webinar will be held tomorrow, November 30th, at 1300 CLST (11:00am Eastern Standard Time), and will be presented by Dario Hidalgo, the Director of Research and Practice for EMBARQ. Hidalgo will kick off the series with an update to BRTData.org, the most comprehensive site for data on BRT systems globally, complied by the ALC-BRT and EMBARQ with support from IEA and SIBRT. The site currently holds data for 147 cities with bus corridors from full BRT to BHLS, or buses of high levels of service. The presentation will highlight BRTdata.org features, including summaries on key indicators, geographical distribution, and recent progress in the field.

In addition to providing an overview of the site, key corridor and system updates will be presented, including expansions to Mexico City’s Metrobús and Bogatá’s TransMilenio, as well as Rio de Janeiro’s first BRT line, Transoeste. The global advance of rail systems, and their impact on BRT development will also be discussed, as well as key advances in BRT technology and system management.

Please register here to participate.

The next webinar on tackling bus bunching will be held on December 14th at 1300 CLST (11:00am Eastern Standard Time), by ALC-BRT’s Juan Carlos Munoz.

Please email Laurel at lpaget@uc.cl with questions or future topic suggestions.

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