The first congress on Latin American bus rapid transit systems will be held in the Mexican Federal District from September 12th to 15th, 2005.
According to organizers, "the congress is organized to provide a space for study and discussion on integrated systems of transportation in Latin America and particularly in Mexico, in the light of experiences gathered from the MetrobÃºs project in Mexico D.F. and the OptibÃºs project in LeÃ³n, Guanajuato". Apart from Metrobus, Latin American implementations of this efficient public transportation system include the Rede Integrada de Transporte in Curitiba (Brazil); Transmilenio, in BogotÃ¡ (Colombia); TrolebÃºs, in Quito (Ecuador); and Transantiago, in Santiago (Chile).
Some of the subjects to be approached will be Urban planning, Recovery of public spaces, Citizen Participation, Articulated busses with the latest technology, and Emissions control systems.
The congress is organized by the Mexican Centro de Transporte Sustentable (Sustainable Transport Center). For more information, download the PDF English presentation brochure, or contact the organizers by e-mail.