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MEDIA ADVISORY: EMBARQ Transport Expert Joins Brookings Panel on Bus Rapid Transit in Latin America

On Tuesday, March 8, the Latin American Initiative at the Brookings Institution will host a panel discussion on lessons learned from Latin America and the applicability of bus rapid transit (BRT) in the United States.

Dario Hidalgo, director of research and practice at EMBARQ, WRI’s Center for Sustainable Transport, will be one of the panelists. You can read a recent New York Times article about lessons from BRT in developing countries: here.

Other panelists include Marc Elrich, councilmember of Montgomery County, Maryland; Sam Zimmerman, urban transport adviser at the World Bank; and Robert Puentes, senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings. Mauricio Cárdenas, senior fellow and director of the Latin America Initiative, will moderate the discussion.

After the program, panelists will take audience questions.

WHAT:
Panel discussion on bus rapid transit in Latin America, including lessons for BRT in the United States.

WHO:
Mauricio Cárdenas, Senior Fellow and Director, Latin America Initiative, The Brookings Institution

Marc Elrich, Councilmember Montgomery County, Maryland

Darío Hidalgo, Director of Research and Practice, EMBARQ WRI Center for Sustainable Transport

Robert Puentes, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Sam Zimmerman, Urban Transport Adviser, World Bank

WHERE:
The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 8, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

If you would like to arrange an interview with Dario, please contact Erica Schlaikjer at: eshlaikjer@wri.org.

To RSVP for the event, please contact the Brookings Institution, Office of Communications at (202) 797-6105, or click here.

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