An update on the latest developments in the Latin American region was given during a visit by Guilherme Quintella, CEO of EDLP, to UIC.
Due to the forthcoming elections in Brazil, the local UIC team will take part in the Negocios nos Trilhos (Business on Rails) Exhibition and Conference in October.
A dedicated workshop is scheduled to be held at the beginning of next year to present the experience of UIC members with regard to the ambitious railway development plans that were outlined by President Dilma Rousseff during her address to the UIC General Assembly in December 2012.
The topics will no doubt cover the various interfaces between urban and intercity development, the role and positioning of stations, aspects related to security and the environment, and modal complementarity, etc.
In addition contact has been made with the Mexican authorities to try to reintegrate Mexico into the community of UIC members.