|Dr. Luis (Pilo) Willumsen has over 35 years of experience as a consultant, transport planner and researcher with a distinguished academic career. He is an internationally recognised authority in Transport and Traffic Modelling. Based in Britain since 1975, he was a researcher and lecturer at Leeds University and then at University College London. Luis was a Director of Steer Davies Gleave having joined it full-time in 1989 with a special responsibility for technical development; he left that company to set up his independent practice in December 2009. He is also a Visiting Professor at University College London.
He has written over 50 technical papers, books and book chapters. He is co-author with Prof. Ortúzar of “Modelling Transport” a book published by Wiley and now in its fourth edition. More recently has has published “Better Traffic and Revenue Forecasting” dealing with the issues of risk and uncertainty in producing projections for transport concessions; both books are available in hard and electronic versions through Amazon and other outlets.
His experience covers large transport modelling assignments, leadership of numerous traffic and revenue forecasting studies for Toll Roads, Managed Lanes, Rail, Metro, LRT and BRT projects. These have been undertaken either for the private sector, financial institutions or government sponsors. He has led projects for different types of rapid transit services including the operational design of Transmilenio in Bogotá; he has also experience in Congestion Charging and more widely Transport Planning for large cities and regions.
Luis has delivered projects in some 30 countries a shown in the map.