Felipe Targa, a Colombian national, is a Senior Urban Transport Specialist working with the Latin America and the Caribbean Region in Washington, DC. Felipe Targa was Deputy Transport Minister of Colombia from 2010 to 2012. Before joining the World Bank he founded and directed a multidisciplinary consultancy center from the academic research called SEGC CityLab at Los Andes University in Colombia. Prior to this, Mr. Targa worked at the Inter-American Development Bank (2004-2010) as a Senior Transport Specialist, and in Colombia’s National Planning Department (1998-2001) designing and implementing one of the most advanced National Urban Transport Policies in the region and conceptualizing the first group of Colombia’s recognized BRT systems. Mr. Targa holds a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina, and advanced to Ph.D. candidacy in Transport Systems at the University of Maryland.