Thredbo 17 Conference Sydney, Australia. 4 to 8th September, 2022.

The postponed 17th conference of the International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (The Thredbo Series) will be held in Sydney, Australia from 4 to 8th September, 2022. The Thredbo conference series has garnered a formidable reputation for being the premier international forum dedicated to the analysis and debate of competition […]

2nd International Sustainable Transport Summit MOBILIZE

The 2nd International Sustainable Transport Summit MOBILIZE in Santiago (Chile), will be held on June 28-30th 2017. MOBILIZE is the annual sustainable transport summit of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), which brings together urban transport and development practitioners alongside world-class researchers to celebrate best practices and accelerate implementation of sustainable transport projects. […]

Our book was reviewed and published in JAPA

Our book called “Restructuring Public Transport through Bus Rapid Transit” was reviewed by Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA) on January 5th, 2017. Since 1935, JAPA has published research, commentaries, and book reviews useful to practicing planners, policy makers, scholars, students, and citizens of urban, suburban, and rural areas. JAPA publishes only peer-reviewed, original […]

Our book was launched at Forum "Operational Challenges for New Alameda-Providencia, Santiago"

Original Post by Ingeniería UC Last Friday took place the Forum: «Operational challenges of buses for New Alameda-Providencia», the main street in Santiago of Chile. It was organized by the Centre of Excellence BRT and the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS). The appointment was at the Extension Center of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, […]

Answering BRT’s Biggest Questions: Interview to BRTCoE's book editors

Source: The City Fix – part I (January 27, 2016 ) & part II (January 28, 2016 ) – By: Ryan Winstead and Alex Rogala On January 11, 2016 the BRT Center of Excellence launched a new book called “Restructuring Public Transport through Bus Rapid Transit.” The new resource provides researchers, students and decision makers an […]

Event Wrap Up: General Assembly at TRB16

Our General Assembly this year was held on Tuesday January 12th, at the EMBARQ office at Washington DC. Assistants had the chance to observe and give feedback to the progress reached by the projects in the Centre. This years’ participants were: Aimee Gauthier – ITDP Amit Bhatt – WRI India Anders Brännström – VREF Anqi Zhao – WRI Carlos Bueno […]

Our book has been launched!

More than one hundred attendees from five different continents joined the BRT Center of Excellence as we launched our book last Monday January 11th, in the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) held at Washington D.C.. After 5 years of hard work, the book “Restructuring Public Transport through Bus Rapid Transit” is […]

Chris Zegras spoke at the Chilean Chamber of Construction

In the IV International Urban Regeneration Conference: Towards an smart, sustainable and social inclusive urban development, member of our BRT Centre of Excellence, Prof. Chris Zegras of MIT was invited to give a talk and participate in a debate on «Mobility and Urban Regeneration.» The highlight of the event was a keynote speech by former London […]

New Tools for a New Era of “Open” Transportation Planning

Source: One Step Blog – By: Chris Zegras (Octuber 6th, 2015) A major U.S. “big box” store has been running a radio ad lately in which the idea of Boston as a “city of firsts” figures prominently: the nation’s first city police department, the nation’s first subway (i.e., the “T”), etc. Considering transportation more generally, […]

8 million people. No subway. Can this city thrive without one?

This story by extensively quotes our BRTCoE member Dario Hidalgo,  who presents facts of BRT in Bogotá, Colombia. Source: PRI – Public Radio International by Jason Margolis (October 21, 2015) Every large city has traffic headaches. And at some point the debate begins: to build or not to build a subway. In Bogotá, they’ve been […]

Using Legos as a Legitimate Urban Planning Tool

MIT wants to make transportation planning more transparent—and a bit more fun. Source: CITYLAB by Linda Poon (October 16th, 2015) MIT researchers unveiled something earlier this month that will please toddlers and serious urban planners alike. It’s a model of Dudley Square—a neighborhood in the greater Boston area—about the size of a kitchen table. The roads, […]

BRT: Successful seminars on Bus Rapid Transit organized by the K2 – Swedish Knowledge Centre for Public Transport in association with the VREF, on September 30 and October 1

Source: Volvo Research and Education Foundations (VREF) – Octuber 8th, 2015 An International Competence Day on Bus Rapid Transit followed by a Research Seminar on the same subject organized by the K2 – Swedish Knowledge Centre for Public Transport, on September 30 and October 1 in association with VREF encoutered success due to the growing […]

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 […]

TRANSURBANO 2015: First International Encounter for Public Transport and Intermodality in Chile

The Association of Urban Surface Transportation Dealers (ACTUS for its initials in Spanish) is an entity that brings together six of the companies providing Transantiago’s bus services for Santiago, Chile. This organization will hold Transurbano 2015: the First International Encounter for Public Transport and Intermodality, an unprecedented experience of debate and analysis in the country.  […]

BRTData on the Brazilian Press

Last Month, O Globo, the newspaper of the most prestigious communication group in Brazil, Organizações Globo, published the next opinion article by our BRTCoE member Luis Antonio Lindau’s that highlights our in Brazil. Source: O Globo (in Portuguese) – May 25th, 2015 The New Era of bus The BRT network, composed of several corridors […]


Preliminary tests are being conducted for Buzz, a free mobile application that plans routes to travel in Santiago, Chile through the combination of different modes of sustainable transportation, such as bicycles and transit. The mobile initiative –which has the support of the Innova Corfo and the Fund for Promotion of Scientific and Technological Development (FONDEF […]