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2018-01-16

The Evolution of a successful and safe Bus Rapid Transit System - A Meeting of the Minds interview with Dr. Dario Hidalgo

Meeting of the Minds talked with DR. Dario Hidalgo about the evolution of BRT and what makes it a successful part of an integrated urban public transit system.

 

Dario Hidalgo guides the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities international team of transport engineers and planners and also coordinates the Observatory of the BRT Center of Excellence. He has more than 25 years of experience as a transport expert, consultant, and government official. He has taken part in urban transport projects and taught training courses in 15+ countries. He is also a lecturer in transport planning and is the author of 83 publications. He holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Transportation Planning from Ohio State University, and a Civil Engineering degree from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia.


Christina Olsen is Program Director at Meeting of the Minds and has been working with the organization for more than 2 years. For the past 15 years, Christina Olsen has provided research, advisory services, project management, planning, and general management to a wide range of sustainability organizations and projects around the world. She holds a master’s degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard and a BA in Environmental Studies – with a joint major in Anthropology – from the University of Victoria.

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