ITS Congress

Curaçao 2021

July 29 - 30 Virtual Event

Pedro Moreina

Manager at Transport Coordinator Center of Braga Portugal

Pedro Vale Moreira born in 1977, in the city of Barcelos, Portugal. With years of experience in the area of Transport, Mobility and Urban Planning, he's currently manager at Transport Coordinator Center of Braga. 
He's also a Senior Engineer at Traffic and Mobility Division in the municipality of Braga, responsible for coordination of European projects (URBACT, CIVITAS, EIT Urban Mobility, Eurocities, CEF-CALL Quadrilátero Urbano). Graduated in Engineer and Industrial Management by Minho's University and I hold a master degree in Transportation by University of Porto. Pedro is also specialized in Public Transportation Operation Management, also by University of Porto.
Previously he was a Senior Engineer at the Mobility Division in the Municipality of Barcelos, responsible for the inauguration and management of the Transportation Hub of the city.

Rebecca Karbaumer

Sustainable Mobility Project Coordinator for the City of Bremen Germany

Rebecca Karbaumer is an urbanite who’s passionate about creating sustainable, liveable and socially equitable cities. As a sustainable mobility project coordinator the City of Bremen’s Ministry for Climate Protection, the Environment, Mobility, Urban and Housing Development (Germany), she is responsible for creating shared mobility and mobility management policies, implementing Bremen’s Car-Sharing strategies and coordinating various European transport projects on sustainable mobility. 
She studied Environmental Science and Environmental Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (2006) in the United States and earned her Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Development at the University of Bremen in 2012. She is a strong proponent of the approach that, in order to build a sustainable future, mobility planning strategies must focus on moving people and goods rather than vehicles. Low-tech solutions such as walking, cycling and collective transport best help meet citizens’ daily mobility needs while using resources – including space  – effectively, efficiently and fairly. 
Rebecca is always keen to share her expertise with other cities who are working on establishing shared mobility governance strategies and is a co-author of Shared Mobility Rocks: A Planner’s Guide to the Shared Mobility Galaxy (coming soon in 2021!). 


Bus System Engineer at the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Lagos - Nigeria

Simisola Elegba is a Transportation Engineer with nearly 10 concurrent years’ work experience. She works as a Bus Systems Engineer at the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) contributing towards the success of strategic transportation goals, objectives and plans via the implementation of various transport interventions in Lagos State. 
Simisola specialises in Transport Systems deployment - Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and has been instrumental in the optimization of the first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in sub-Saharan Africa as well as in the implementation of the first, integrated Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Centralized Electronic Payment Collection System for Public Transportation in Lagos, Nigeria. 
She is a Registered Engineer in Nigeria (COREN) and is a member of the American Society of Engineers (ASCE), Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).
Simisola believes transportation plays a key role in re-vitalizing the economy of any nation thereby resulting in increased prosperity and better livelihood for the citizens and she has the personal objective of improving the lives of Nigerians through optimized technology-driven transportation.

Dr Muhammad Farhan

Saudi Aramco Chair Practice Professor of Traffic and Transportation Engineering and Director, Transport Planning, Smart Mobility and Traffic Safety Research at Saudi Aramco Chair for Smart Mobility Planning and Traffic Safety Research at Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal University (IAU) in Saudi Arabia

Dr Muhammad Farhan is currently serving as Saudi Aramco Chair Practice Professor of Traffic and Transportation Engineering and Director, Transport Planning, Smart Mobility and Traffic Safety Research at Saudi Aramco Chair for Smart Mobility Planning and Traffic Safety Research at Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal University (IAU) in Saudi Arabia. With over 22 years of both academic and industry experience, Dr. Farhan has garnered a reputation for expertise in the areas of transport planning (master plans, long range, and regional transportation plans), transport modeling and simulations, smart mobility oriented digital transformations, and traffic safety integration to engineering and planning practice. He has demonstrated success in implementing innovative mobility concepts and transport planning and modeling projects on a global stage (United States, the Middle East, and Asia) while serving as a consultant for public, private, and nonprofit sectors. In Saudi Arabia, Dr. Farhan has actively promoted the implementation of safety-centric transport planning and smart mobility concepts through implementation of real-life projects, educational workshops and trainings, and Delphi method panel reviews of smart technologies and their regional deployments.

Dr. Farhan currently provides technical expertise as a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Transportation Demand Management (ABE50) in the United States and the Consortium of International Consulting Firms’ Advisory Panel for Smart Mobility Deployment in Saudi Arabia. He currently also serves as a member of the Editorial and Advisory Board for the International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology. He has served as Scientific Committee Coordinator for various conferences sponsored by the Transportation Research Board, International Road Federation, ITS World Congress, and Saudi Association for Traffic Safety (SALAMH).

Dr Farhan possesses, a doctoral degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Utah-USA. He has also completed extensive specialized training in transport-network modeling and simulation methods from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT-USA) and professional certifications in the management of planning of smart urban infrastructures and smart cities from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL – Switzerland).

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