Transit Innovation Explored: A Bus As Fast As A Train?

Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi talks with transportation expert Ian Ollis about the findings of his new research paper, “Bus Rapid Transit: Costs and Benefits of a Transit Alternative,” which examines the benefits of building Bus Rapid Transit to serve communities looking for faster transit alternatives to a car.

Guest:

Ian Ollis is a former South African Member of Parliament having served two terms. He was the Shadow Minister of Transportation, Shadow Minister of Labor, and Shadow Minister Education during this time. In 2013 he drafted the Democratic Alliance national Transportation Policy. During his time as Member of Parliament Ian exposed a number of cases of corruption leading to major reforms. Previously Ian served as a City Councillor in Johannesburg, serving on the Transportation and City Planning Committees. He has a Masters Degree in Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Ian earned a City Planning Masters degree in transportation at M.I.T and interned at Pioneer Institute as a Senior Research Analyst developing a transportation policy platform.

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