6 November 2014

Programme

9.00-10.30

OPENING SESSION - LOCAL HOST SESSION

Opening by Alain FLAUSCH, UITP Secretary General

Welcome speech by David MARTIN, Honorary Vice President of UITP and chairman of the UITP Bus Division and Thierry WAGENKNECHT, Chairman of the UITP Bus Committee

Local host speech:

Marcos Lelis TEIXEIRA, President, FETRANSPOR, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Keynote Speaker:

  Alexandre Sansão FONTES , Secretary of Transport of the City of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

10.30-11.00 COFFEE BREAK
11.00-12.30 SESSION 1 - OPERATIONS BRT's
 

Chair: Alexandre Castro, General Manager, BRT Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Dedicated bus lanes: projects development guide - programme for the qualification and rationalization of bus public transport in Brazil

Andre DANTAS, Technical Director, ASSOCIAÇÃO NACIONAL DAS EMPRESAS DE TRANSPORTES URBANOS (NTU), Brazil

  • Mettis - The BRT project in Metz

Alberto GONZÁLEZ PIZARRO, Chef de Projet BHNS – Keolis Conseil et Projets, GROUPE KEOLIS, France

  • Japanese BRT/BTS: return of experience from Japanese Railways

Tasuku TAKAHAMA, Deputy Director, EAST JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY (JR East), Belgium

12.30-14.00 LUNCH
14.00-15.30 SESSION  2 – E-BUS
 

Chair: Oscar Sbert Lozano, Honorary Chairman UITP Bus Committee and External Coordinator, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), Barcelona, Spain

  • Development of the e-bus activities in Germany - an overview

Martin SCHMITZ, Director Technical Affairs, VERBAND DEUTSCHER VERKEHRSUNTERNEHMEN E.V., Germany

  • Trending to zero: North America’s bus industry move to zero emissions

Jeff HIOTT, AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION, United States of America

  • ZEEUS – Answering environmental urban challenges through the electrification of urban buses.Concept, experience on operation and next steps

Mike WESTON, Director of Buses, Transport for London and Vice-Chairman UITP Bus Committee preceded by an introduction by Umberto GUIDA, EU Projects Director, UITP, Belgium

  • Large-capacity, flash-charging electric bus for mass transportation. Concept, experience on operation and next steps preceded by an introduction by Umberto GUIDA, EU Projects Director, UITP, Belgium

Olivier AUGE, ABB SÉCHERON  SA, Switzerland

  • Eletra E-Bus Electric Bus – myths and realities

Iêda Maria ALVES OLIVEIRA, Commercial Manager, Eletra Industrial LTDA, São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil

Discussion with participants will take place in Session 3

15.30-16.00 COFFEE BREAK
16.00-18.00 SESSION  3 – E-BUS - BIG EVENTS and SECURITY        
 

ChairDato’ Sri Shahril Mokhtar, Group Managing Director, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana / RapidKL), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The session will start with a roundtable on e-bus gathering the 5 speakers of session 2

Martin SCHMITZ, Director Technical Affairs, VDV – German National Association of Urban Transport Undertakings, Cologne, Germany
Jeff HIOTT, Sr. Program Manager-Bus Programs, APTA – American Public Transport Association, Washington D.C., United states of America
Mike WESTON, Director of Buses, Transport for London and Vice-Chairman UITP Bus Committee, London, United Kingdom
Olivier AUGÉ, Global Product Manager & Innovation Agent, ABB Secheron, Switzerland
Iêda Maria ALVES OLIVEIRA, Commercial Manager, Eletra Industrial LTDA, São Bernardo Do Campo, Brazil

  • Learning from big events: the Rio de Janeiro´s experience

Eunice HORACIO DE SOUZA DE BARROS TEIXEIRA, FETRANSPOR, Brazil

  • Presentation on security - security and BRT

Jan POLITIEK, Advisor, Integrated Security, ARRIVA NEDERLAND, Netherlands

  • Designing safer BRT systems

Brenda Medeiros, Transport Projects Manager, EMBARQ Brasil, Porto Alegre, Brasil

Discussion with participants

18.00 END OF DAY 1
20.00

Gala Dinner at Itanhangá Golf Clube