Tuesday, May 15, 2018
BRT Planning 401: Infrastructure and Design
About the Webinar
In this fourth installment of the BRT Planning Guide webinar series, author Andre Frieslaar will present on “Volume 6: Infrastructure”. In this webinar, attendees will be introduced to the various components that make up the family of BRT infrastructure. These include the busways on which the buses travel, the terminals, stations and stops where passengers board and alight the buses and the depots where buses are refueled, repaired and stored when not in use. BRT infrastructure is geared towards giving buses priority over general traffic in congested road networks, and ensuring efficient and reliable travel times for buses and their passengers along BRT routes.
About the Presenter
Andre Frieslaar is one of the BRT Planning Guide authors and a champion for change and development in public transport. He has raised awareness around sustainable transport solutions through local and international papers and presentations. Andre has been director of HHO Africa since 2000 is currently the project executive for detailed design and implementation of the BRT infrastructure for Durban (South Africa). He served as a BRT Infrastructure advisor to National and Regional Transport Authorities in South Africa, and his projects have received various national awards for technical excellence in 2012 and 2013. He initially worked on Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning projects, but has become an expert in the field of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) infrastructure design and implementation. Andre was the project leader of the infrastructure team responsible for the Cape Town (South Africa) MyCITI Phase 1 BRT system. He is a member of the Transportation Division of the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE), and currently serves as a Vice President at SAICE. He was named the SAICE “Engineer of the Year” in 2013. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master’s of Science in Transportation from the Texas A&M University (TAMU) though an IRF Fellowship.