DAY TWO, January 18, 2008
1818 H Street, NW, Washington, DC - Main Building, Preston Auditorium
(Please note that outside participants must obtain security passes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info)
Given the setting described region-by-region on Day One, what are the common issues in cities with continuing problems with BRT? What are the environmental benefits and other impacts of BRT? How can the concept of BRT, with strong roots in Latin American transport, find new roots in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America?
8:30 – 10:10 am More Than Just Rapid Transit: Related Benefits
Facilitator/Commentator: Adriana de Almeida Lobo, CTS-México
Broad Environmental Dis-Impacts of BRT
Lee Schipper, EMBARQ
CO2 Emissions Reductions from BRT
John Rogers, World Bank
Health Benefits of Metrobus
Gretchen Stevens, Harvard School of Public Health
Land Use Impacts of BRT: The Case of TransMilenio
Arturo Ardila, World Bank
10:10- 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 12:40 pm The Next Generation
Facilitator/Commentator, Sam Zimmerman, World Bank
New Vehicle Technologies
Peter Danielsson, Volvo
Advanced Vehicle Configurations
Sebastian Silvani, Booz Allen Hamilton
Transport Oriented Development
Graham Currie, Monash University (Australia)
Enhancing Mobility for the Disabled with BRT
Tom Rickert, Consultant
Intelligent Transport Systems
Brendon Hemily, Consultant
12:40 – 1:40 pm Lunch
1:40 – 3:20 pm Australasian Aspirations
Can fast growing cities with large bus systems that are still intact bypass the first generation of BRT and leapfrog to the second generation?
Facilitator/Commentator: OP Agarwal, IL&FS/UMTC
Ahmedabad, India: H.M. Shivanand Swamy, Professor, CEPT
China: Georges Darido, World Bank
China and Australia: Malcolm Buchanan, Colin Buchanan and Partners
Hanoi, Viet Nam: Cesar Arias, Transport Consultant
3:20 – 3:40 pm Break
3:40 – 5:00 pm Out of Africa?
Like Latin American cities, the large cities of Africa have very weak or non-existent formal public transport systems. They do, however, have thriving informal transport systems in the form of jitneys, watatu, tro-tros, etc. Can these large cities, with many unimproved roads, also leapfrog the first generation of BRT experience in order to create affordable clean transport for the masses?
Facilitator/Commentator: Ajay Kumar, World Bank
Accra, Ghana: Ludwig Hesse, Urban Transport Advisory Office (Ghana)
Lagos, Nigeria: Dayo Mobereola, Lagos State Government
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Walter Hook, ITDP
5:00 – 5:50 pm Wrap up and Close: Think Global, Act Local - or the Other Way Around?
Is there a universal concept for BRT? Should there be a lobby, a professional organization, or just a loose network of practitioners and experts, NGOs, multilateral banks, cities and bus manufacturers? Does it makes sense to develop a BRT Center to coordinate BRT efforts and carry out or coordinate research, collect and analyze data, etc.
Facilitators/Commentators: Nancy Kete, EMBARQ, Marc Juhel, World Bank