Conference Program

Version: 10 April 2015

Sunday 30 August 2015

12.00-16.00

Delegates arrive (check in and collection of delegate packs)

18.00-20.00

Conference opens with welcome cocktail reception

Monday 31 August 2015

08.00

Late delegate arrival (check in and collection of delegate packs)

09.00

Welcome

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

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

Opening Address

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

09.45

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

Glen Weisbrod, President, Economic Development Research Group

10.30

Morning tea

11.00

Operator round table

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, CEO Tower Transit Operations Ltd

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

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)

13:30

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

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 on improving the appeal of the bus in developing countries (contributions from India, South Africa and Colombia)

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

18:00

Conference closing ceremony

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.