Colin Brader is founder member and Managing Director of UK based Integrated Transport Planning Ltd. He has led the development of Bus Rapid Transit schemes in Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Philippines and the UK. In 2009 he was voted UK Transport Planner of the Year for his work developing Lagos BRT-Lite. His approach is based on the recognition that transport choice is part of lifestyle choice, transport must be considered holistically and that the answer often lies outside of traditional transport thinking, but most importantly, that transport must be focussed on user needs. To this end his work is underpinned with social research and defined by stakeholder engagement. Currently he is working within a European consortium developing and understanding ‘Buses with a High Level of Service’ and its application across Europe and for the World Bank documenting BRT schemes in Lagos, Johannesburg and Jakarta.
9:00 – 10:30 Morning Session 1: BRT achievements and challenges: Lessons learned and way forward, from Curitiba to Guangzhou and beyond
Scope and Objectives: Provide a global perspective of the advances in BRT worldwide, with special focus on areas of improvement derived from analysis of case studies.