Beatriz Rodrigues

Public Transport and Electrification Manager, ITDP Global
Beatriz (she/her/hers pronouns) leads ITDP’s global initiatives in public transport and electrification, spearheading the development of strategies and policies. She coordinates knowledge sharing among regional offices, focusing on rapid transit, buses, electrification, paratransit, and BRT. A Brazilian native, she began her work in ITDP at our Brazil regional office in 2016 and joined the Global team in 2024. Throughout her career, Beatriz has collaborated closely with public transport stakeholders, including managers, operators, civil society organizations, the private sector, and academia. She specializes in project, strategy, and policy development for public transport, prioritizing quality, integration, inclusivity, and zero-emission systems. Beatriz also has experience in planning and coordinating capacity-building initiatives and knowledge exchanges through meetings, courses, and webinars.
Beatriz Rodrigues holds a degree in civil engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a Master’s in Transport Engineering from COPPE/UFRJ. During her master’s studies, she focused on enhancing the quality of bus public transport systems, considering the perspectives of vulnerable users, particularly caregivers and young children. Fluent in Portuguese and English, and with moderate knowledge of Spanish, Beatriz is passionate about advancing sustainable transport solutions on a global scale.


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