Guido Bruggeman is an international public transport expert with 35 years of experience. He graduated in 1979 as a transport engineer and started his career at the Municipal Transport Company in Amsterdam where held various positions. In 2000, he joined the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London as an Urban Transport Specialist where he was involved in the development of Public Service Contracts. Since 2007 he is acting as an independent consultant and advising international clients on the organisation, regulation, planning and operation of public transport. During his career he worked in over 30 countries around the world. Currently he is advising the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on urban transport projects in Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia. He is also one of the lead-trainers for the UITP training program. Since 2017 he is living in Sri Lanka.
- June 12: Reform and integration of informal transport services in cities
Bus sector reform in Yangon Region GovernmentThe Yangon region is home to 7.5 million people and is expected to reach 10 million by 2030. Like many other developing countries in South-East Asia, car ownership is relatively low but rapidly growing and resulting in chronic congestion, pollution, noise and traffic casualties. Public transport services in Yangon are mainly provided by bus with around 2.5 million daily users and 5,000 buses. Buses are operated by the private sector without subsidies.
The speech will highlight:
• the reasons and objectives for the initiating the Bus Reform program
• the role of the new Yangon Region Transport Authority
• an overview of the elements of the Bus Reform Program
• difficulties encountered during implementation of the Bus Reform program
• consolidation and corporatisation of the bus sector
• the new business model for operators and drivers
• reorganisation of the bus network