Joan Maria BIGAS
Director of Mobility and Transport
General Management, AMB
Barcelona, SpainJoan M Bigas is a Civil Engineer by UPC Barcelona, with graduate studies in Economy and Business Management. With more than 20 years’ experience in public transport and mobility Management, at present he is Director of Mobility and Transport in Barcelona Metropolitan Area(AMB), the local PTA that rules TMB public company and other private operators, with up to 650 million passengers per year in bus and metro services. He is also CEO of AMB Information and Services, the public enterprise for new technologies in the field of mobility information
On-demand intermediate bus stops in night bus services in Barcelona for women and children
AMB launched a pilot test consisting on offering intermediate stops on demand for women and children at the night bus services. It entered into operation on February 24, 2018 and allows women and children under 18 to choose when to get off of night buses, making it easy to get close to their point of destination and having to walk as little as possible, increasing their safety feeling. The system requires passengers to notify the driver of the approximate location where they want to stop where there are no scheduled stops.