Papers from our BRTCoE among the outstanding papers of Thredbo 14

As tradition, on the final plenary of the 14th edition of the International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (Thredbo 14) were presented the best papers among all the workshops of the Conference.

Among the four selected articles, , there were two research projects of Juan Carlos Muñoz – Director of our Centre of Excellence BRT -, Pablo Guarda – Michael Beesley Award winner – and other members of the BRTCoE: Juan De Dios Ortúzar, Patricia Galilea, Luis Antonio Lindau and Guillermo Petzhold.

The selected papers were:

  • Passenger Flows Management by a Valve on Subway Platform – Juan Carlos Muñoz, Arturo Didier and Constanza Silva Díaz
  • Decreasing fare evasion without fines? A microeconomic analysis – Pablo Guarda, Juan De Dios Ortúzar, Susan Handy, Patricia Galilea and Juan Carlos Muñoz
  • Mega Events and the Transformation of Rio de Janeiro into a Mass-Transit City – Luis Antonio Lindau, Guillermo Petzhold, Virginia Tavares and Daniela Facchini
  • Assessing the potential of bus rapid transit-led network restructuring for enhancing affordable access to employment – The case of Johannesburg’s Corridors of Freedom – Christo Venter

The first of these papers tells the experience of a door on the platform of Tobalaba Metro Station in Santiago. The following video shows more about this project:

Also, for the Michael Beesley Award, won by Pablo Guarda, as honourable mention stood out Anson Stewart (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) for his paper » CoAXs: interactive mapping for measuring and communicating transit’s accessibility impacts to support cocreative planning » with Professor Christopher Zegras. Both of them are also researchers of our Centre of Excellence in BRT.