Dr. Hidalgo manages the EMBARQ Network’s international team of transport engineers and environmental scientists. He has more than 20 years of experience as a transport specialist, consultant, and government official. He was Deputy General Manager of TRANSMILENIO S.A., Bogotá’s renowned Bus Rapid Transit system. As a consultant for international agencies and local governments Dr. Hidalgo has taken part in projects in Argentina, México, Perú, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, Turkey and Thailand. He holds PhD and MsC in Transportation Planning from Ohio State University, and B.S. in Civil Engineering from Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.
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.