BRT+ Research Meeting at U. of Pretoria

Professor David Hensher, BRT+ researcher from U. of Sydney, visited the University of Pretoria (UP) in March as part of the ongoing collaboration between UP and ITLS Sydney as members of the BRT+ CoE. Professor Hensher spent some time with UP researchers on the planning of upcoming Stated Preference surveys that are aimed at identifying the preferences of different market segments for BRT in the context of highly unequal societies, like South Africa. He also gave a public lecture at UP on the ongoing work at ITLS on Mobility as a Service (MaaS), which was very well received and attracted a large audience.

UP is working towards strengthening decision making around public transport investment in the public sector in South Africa, and Prof Hensher contributed to this effort by speaking to decision makers and analysts from the National Treasury and various transport departments and agencies at a brown bag lunch seminar hosted by the Treasury in Pretoria.