“The oportunities and challenges to implement BRT systems in Brazil” – Roundtable during ANPET

During the 24th Annual ANPET Conference (Associação Nacional de Pesquisa e Ensino em Transportes – do Brasil), celebrated in Salvador, Bahia between 30 November and 2 December, Toni Lindau coordinated a roundtable to adress the subject «The oportunities and challenges to implement BRT systems in Brazil». The other participants were Gustavo Nogueira, BRT division of Mercedez Benz in Brazil, Wagner Martins, from LogitConsultoria, and Francisco Ulisses from the Secretaria de Transportes e Infraestrutura of Salvador.

The speakers addressed the concept of BRT systems and the elements that characterize a good project and the main requirements for the implementation of a BRT in a city. The discussion was focused in the challenges that Salvador faces to implement a BRT system with more than 40 km to structure, in a sustainable way, the urban transport of the city facing the World Cup 2014.

Photo: Gustavo Nogueira, Francisco Ulisses, Luis Antonio Lindau and Wagner Martins

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