A seminar led by Bianca Bianchi Alves of the World Bank on the Clean Bus Project. This initiative, implemented by the World Bank and financed by the NDC Partnership, is a diagnostic of the drivers and barriers of adoption of cleaner technologies for public transport in five cities in Latin America (Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mexico City, Mexico; Montevideo, Uruguay, Santiago, Chile; and São Paulo, Brazil). These cities were selected as representative of a range of sizes, demographics, public transport systems and governance structures in the region. The presentation summarizes the findings under five factors that constitute the enabling environment for the introduction of clean buses in each city: 1) public transport system, 2) environmental policy, 3) energy sector, 4) governance and markets, and E-funding and finance.

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Speaker: Bianca Bianchi Alves

Bianca Bianchi Alves is a Senior Urban Transport Specialist at the World Bank. She has been working with sustainable urban transport projects that aim to increase accessibility through increased efficiency in transport. Bianca’s particular focus is on travel behavior models. She has 15 years of experience working with planning and implementation of bus corridors, metro lines, and roads both in Brazil and the US. Since joining the Bank, she has been working with rail projects, clean technology, and urban logistics. Bianca holds a PhD is Transport Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo.