The four "pillars" of SIBRT:
► Benchmarking and Innovation
► Negotiation with Suppliers
► Commercial, Political and Financial Alliances
► Communication and Image
Top executives from Latin America’s most influential transit agencies made a binding commitment in Curitiba, Brazil on April 2010 to consolidate their industry and share best practices through the newly established Latin American Association for Integrated Transport Systems and Bus Rapid Transit (SIBRT).
The founding members include representatives from 14 transit agencies in Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Mexico, and Chile, serving 19 million daily transit riders.
EMBARQ acts as the association’s Technical Secretariat and will work with SIBRT members to measure the performance, impact and management of existing transit systems, as well as to plan and implement future transport projects.
This approach to knowledge-sharing is unprecedented and serves as a model for other transit agencies in Asia, Europe and Africa.