September 27, 2006
A New Vision for Developing Transit for Livable Cities
An Afternoon with Enrique Penalosa
Please join the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), and Breakthrough Technologies Institute (BTI) on Wednesday, September 27 for an educational event on sustainable, cost-effective public transportation featuring the Honorable Enrique Penalosa
, former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia, and now Senior Fellow at ITDP.
Penalosa will describe his experience implementing TransMilenio, the world's model bus rapid transit system that moves over one million people a day. Over 20 percent of the system's riders have switched from driving cars to making the same trips via TransMilenio.
The event on September 27 will present Penalosa's experience using TransMilenio as a tool for improving Bogota's quality of life, and provide an opportunity to have a discussion about transit developments in the Seattle area. (Please note that this is a separate event from the technical invitation-only workshop on BRT being organized by the Federal Transit Administration at the Seattle Public Central Library on September 28).
The event will be held at the conference center on the third level of the Rainier Square Atrium
, located at 1333 Fifth Avenue in Seattle, on Wednesday, September 27
, at 1:30 p.m. Registration begins at 1:00 p.m.
Cost for the event is $15
and includes a hosted reception. Click here
to download a PDF agenda.
For more details on Enrique Penalosa's achievements and background, click here
. Photo credit: Karl Fjellstrom, ITDP.
Also be sure to read a May 2006 report titled "Applicability of Bogota's TransMilenio BRT System to the United States" by the National Bus Rapid Transit Institute (NBRTI) at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), University of South Florida, and sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration. You may access the report by visiting www.nbrti.org.
To register, please click here
, or call Annelise Davis at (206) 292-0401, ext. 153.
September 27, 2006 (Click here
for an agenda)
Rainier Square Atrium in Seattle, 1333 Fifth Avenue
Conference Center, Third Floor
$15, includes beverages and hors d'oeuvres
Peter Midgley's report on Bus Rapid Transit development around the world
Report on Bogota's TransMilenio system from a U.S. DOT study trip
(near bottom of page)
TransMilenio Historical Information
(website in Colombia, in English)
TransMilenio system routes map on Bogota website
Presentation made by Enrique Penalosa at Railvolution Conference in 2005
(bottom of page)
Online pictures of TransMilenio buses and stations, as revealed by Google image searching
Click the following links to download slide presentations (in PDF format) from the event:
Bill Vincent (intro)
Kevin Desmond, John Niles, Michael Replogle, & Bill Vincent