Rivera Bennàssar M.

Department of Planning and Operations of the Urban Public Transportation Company, Palma (Mallorca)

Manel is passionate about public transport and an avid defender and practitioner of sustainable mobility. Nowadays, he occupies his childhood dream position at the Department of Planning and Operations of the Urban Public Transportation Company in his hometown, Palma (Mallorca).

Manel obtained his Civil Engineering degree in 2015 at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) after completing his last year at the École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada.

He was subsequently awarded the Fulbright Scholarship and took a Master's Degree in Transport Management at the New York University (NYU), where he graduated in 2017.

During three consecutive summers, while studying, Manel competed internships for the Interurban Transit Authority in Mallorca (Consorci de Transports de Mallorca), working on a network redesign at the stop and lines level.

After his stay in the United States, he moved back to Mallorca in 2017 where he got a job as Mobility Consultant at CINESI S.L., working on sustainable urban mobility plans and other projects related to public transport in the Balearic Islands.

He quickly reoriented his career towards public transport operations as a Director of Operations and Maintenance in Transabus Balear S.L., the biggest local operator of interurban bus company until 2018 when he joined the EMT Palma team after passing a Public Examination.

Currently, Manel combines his job with the inherent interest in innovation and continuous training attending meetings and conferences or taking different courses related to Management and Mobility.