Conference Program

Version: 20 July 2015

Sunday 30 August 2015

18.00-20.00

Conference opens with welcome cocktail reception at Tierra Noble Restaurant (delegates check in)

Monday 31 August 2015

08.00

Collection of delegate packs

09.00

Welcome

Chair: Patricia Galilea, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Professor Juan Carlos De La Llera
Dean, School of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Professor Juan Carlos Muñoz - Conference Chair
Director, Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence and Director, Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

09.15

Operator round table

Chair: Professor Juan Carlos Muñoz, Director, Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence and Director, Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Hector Moya, Director from Metbus and President of Association of Bus Operators in Santiago (ACTUS)
Jesus Padilla, President of CISA (BRT Operator in Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico) and President of AMTM (Mexican Association of Transport and Mobility)
Neil Smith, Director, Transit Systems

10.30

Morning tea

11.00

Opening Address - "The Economics of Car Restriction"

Andrés Gómez-Lobo, Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Chile

11.45

Wider benefits of public transport: an evolving concept with evolving uses

Glen Weisbrod, President, Economic Development Research Group

12.30

Workshop rules - Professor David Hensher
Details of the eight workshops can be viewed on the Workshops page

13.00

Lunch

14:00

Workshop session 1

16:00

Afternoon tea

16:30

Workshop session 2

18:00

Free evening

Tuesday 1 September 2015

08:00

Workshop session 3

10:00

Morning tea

10:30

Workshop session 4

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Workshop session 5

15:30

Afternoon tea

16:00

Workshop session 6

18:00

Close of workshop session

18:30

Cocktail reception hosted by Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence at Maldito Chef Restaurant

20:00

International Steering Committee dinner (by invitation only)

Wednesday 2 September 2015

08:00

Workshop session 7

10:00

Morning tea

10:30

Workshop session 8

12:30

Lunch
Michael Beesley Award meeting (by invitation only)

15:30

Excursion to Santa Rita Vineyard (walk, wine tasting and vineyard museum) / preparation of workshop reports

19:00

Conference dinner and Michael Beesley Award at vineyard

Thursday 3 September 2015

08:30

Chair: Julio Briones

Dr Michèle Dix CBE, Managing Director of Crossrail 2, Transport for London, UK

09:30

Workshop 1 report: Innovations in service delivery and performance management

10:00

Workshop 2 report: Effective institutional relationships, regulatory frameworks and contract transition strategies

10:30

Morning tea

11:00

Workshop 3 report: Sustainable funding sources, and related cost/benefit measurements, for public transport

11:30

Workshop 4 report: Developing inter-modal transport systems

12:00

Workshop 5 report: Harnessing big data

12:30

Workshop 6 report: Reassessing public operations

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Roundtable: Including all stakeholders: The "Other" Voices we need to achieve more sustainable transport

Successful transportation systems require cooperation, communication, and coordination between multiple stakeholders, but two key groups are often left out of the discussions: riders and workers. Transit operators (whether public or private) are not the same as their frontline employees and public authorities do not have the same perspective or interests as riders and civil society. The representatives of workers and rider organizations on this panel will discuss their role in the transition to formalized urban bus transport with a focus on our host city Santiago.

Chair: Dr Lake Sagaris, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Ciudad Viva

Panel:
Miguel Matus, President Fenamet Union Federation
Enrique Montalva, Vice-president of the Civil Society Council La Florida municipality of Metropolitan Santiago
Dr Laurel Paget-Seekins, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

15:00

Workshop 7 report: Market initiative: regulatory design, implementation and performance

15:30

Workshop 8 report: The wider economic, social and environmental impacts of public transport investment

16:00

Afternoon tea

16:30

Presentation of top four workshop papers, including paper of Michael Beesley Award recipient

Chair: Professor David Hensher

18:15

Closing speeches

Professor Juan Carlos Muñoz - Conference Chair
Director, Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence and Director, Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Professor David Hensher - International Conference Series Chair
Director, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney, Australia

18:30

Conference closes

Friday 4 September 2015

Technical Tour

On Friday morning delegates have the opportunity to learn about Transantiago by visiting three centres that help in the operation of Santiago’s transportation system:

  • Traffic Management Centre (UOCT), in charge of controlling the traffic lights of 2,600 junctions in Santiago.
  • Bus Monitoring Centre, responsible for tracking the operation of 6,300 buses.
  • Metro Monitoring Centre, in charge of supervising 140 metro trains circulating Santiago every day.

During the visit, delegates will travel on Transantiago´s buses and Metro and visit some important terminals of the public transport system.