About the Series

This two-part webinar series, based on the release of From Santiago to Shenzhen: How Electric Buses are Moving Cities report created by ITDP, examines the electrification of public bus systems, with the primary goal of decreasing carbon emissions from the transportation sector over the next decade. The How Electric Buses are Moving Cities series sheds light on how cities worldwide are embracing and deploying electric buses.

About the Webinar

The From Santiago to Shenzhen report focuses on the development and implementation of Battery electric buses (BEBs) and details the steps cities must take to electrify their bus fleet, with recommendations on a variety of elements which includes bus route planning to maximize battery life; finance models for upfront investment; charging infrastructure; supporting policies to be considered by city governments.

Presenters from Brazil and Mexico will discuss research and real-world examples of how cities are attempting to electrify bus fleets that will help cut emissions from the transportation sector, improve air quality, decrease noise pollution, and reduce resource usage.

This webinar will feature live translations in Portuguese and Spanish.



About the Presenters

Stanford Turner

Stanford Turner Transit Manager, ITDP Global

Stanford Turner (he/him/his pronouns) joined ITDP as its Transit Manager. He coordinates their global work on public transport, including bus electrification, informal transit, and BRT.

Before he joined ITDP, Stanford worked as a consultant with the World Bank’s Infrastructure, PPP, and Guarantees team helping launch a rolling pipeline of infrastructure projects for the ASEAN Secretariat’s office.

His previous work experiences include managing the Digital Cities program for the Eno Center for Transportation and conducting fiscal & economic policy work for state and local governments at the Pew-MacArthur Results initiative.

Stanford holds a master’s in Urban & Regional Planning from Georgetown University, and bachelor’s in criminal justice from Michigan State University.

Marcel Gómez Pecina Electromobility Leader at Metrobús, Mexico City

Marcel is currently the electromobility leader of the public transportation system Metrobús in Mexico City. He is a professional with the mission to lead changes in public transport systems to lead to a more sustainable world and in doing so, his professional goal is to contribute to actions and measures that promote sustainability. He strives to become an agent of change between public agencies and private sector companies to generate strategies and integrate efforts to achieve these goals.  He earned his baccalaureate degree in Sustainable Development Engineering at Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Simone Costa Rodrigues da Silva Chief of Sustainable Urban Mobility Fund, Municipal Department of Transport, City of Rio de Janeiro

Simone has been a public servant of the City of Rio de Janeiro since 2008. From 2011 to 2016, she worked on transport projects that reshaped the city transit network. She also coordinated the Sustainable Mobility Plan and the successful Transport Plan for RIO2016 Olympics and Paralympic Games. From 2017 to 2020, she changed the focus towards pedestrian and cycle-oriented projects and policies, mobility data and low carbon transport. In 2021, she was the CEO of the Traffic Engineering company of the City of Rio de Janeiro. Currently is the Chief of Sustainable Mobility Fund. She earned her master’s degree in Transport Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.


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