Public Transport Fundamentals


  
  
 
 
Public Transport Fundamentals
  • Training
17/06/2020
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19/06/2020
Brussels
  • Belgium

About: 

Reach your objectives

  • Provide participants with fundamental knowledge on public transport and sustainable urban mobility
  • Increase awareness on the indispensability of public transport and sustainable mobility solutions in cities
  • Allow exchange of knowledge by tapping on UITP's international expertise
  • Present and discuss basic definitions related to the organisation and management of public transport and illustrate them with examples
  • Provide a conducive platform for networking opportunities and interaction amongst participants

A top level Methodology

  • Participate to interactive plenary sessions with introduction by course leaders, presentations by the trainer and open discussions with participants
  • Put your concepts in application by means of workshops
  • Exchange with your peers on current practices and your very own experience
  • Each theme will be approached as followed:
    • Basic principles and conceptual approach
    • State of the art development and innovations
    • Good practices examples
    • Interactive exchange between participants and groups discussion with public transport specialists

Who is it for?

  • Junior and senior professionals entering the field of public transport (less than 2 years experience in public transport)
  • Applicants must have a good command of English to appreciate the programme

Inspiring Trainers

Our skillful trainers are composed of UITP lecturers and international experts.

More trainers will be confirmed soon.

Speakers: 

Arno Kerkhof, Head of Bus Division, UITP

 

Programme: 

UITP reserves the right to make amendments to the programme or any related activity

Session 1: The indispensability of public transport and global trends in mobility

  • What is sustainable mobility and why public transport?
  • How to measure sustainable mobility in cities? How to measure public transport usage?
  • Challenges and opportunities at global and local levels
  • Contribution to economic, environmental and social policies
  • Mega-trends and impact on urban mobility and public transport

Session 2: Public transport and the city: the main pillars sustainable mobility in cities

  • Integration of public transport and land use planning
  • Demand management tools: control and pricing of car usage; parking and traffic management; making sustainable mobility attractive
  • Development of the public transport offer: commercial speed, service quality, regulatory, comfort etc.

Session 3: Combined mobility: integrating new mobility services

  • Development of alternative mobility services: taxi, car sharing, bike sharing, carpooling, TNC/ride sharing, micro-mobility etc.
  • From the last mile to competition: do all these services contribute to sustainable mobility in cities?
  • Integration and Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

Session 4: Public transport modes and the modal choice issue

  • Introduction to modes rail, metro, light rail and bus
  • Bus systems, BRT and new energies
  • Tramways and Light rail systems
  • Metro, automated metros, suburban railways
  • Other modes
  • Comparison of modes and modal choice

Session 5: Public transport regulation and organization

  • Organisational principles and forms
  • Advantages and limits of different forms of organisation
  • Decision levels
  • Regulatory frameworks and right of initiative
  • Competition for the market

Session 6: Contractual arrangements between authorities and operators

  • The use of contracts
  • Types of contracts
  • Share of risks and contractual arrangements
  • Quality incentives in contracts

Session 7: Funding in public transport

  • Funding: a business case for public transport
  • Revenue strategy and fare policy
  • Earmarked taxes and levies
  • Land value capture

Session 8: Customer-oriented management 

>Ticketing and information technology

  • Overview of practices and trends
  • Understanding electronic, mobile and account based ticketing
  • Travel information

>Human resources

  • Corporate Management and organisational structures of the PT company
  • Human resources role and quality management
  • HR challenges in public transport today

>Marketing in public transport

>Security: Top Threats - terrorism - security concept - prevention - preparedness and response - recovery – communication

Registration: 

21% VAT excluded

Until 22/04/2020

After 22/04/2020

Member

1095 €

1540 €

Member « developing nations »*

770 €

1080 €

Non-member

1375 €

1925 €

Non-member « developing nations »*

960 €

1350 €

Group UITP Member (4 or +)

1030 €

Group UITP Member (4 or +) « developing nations »*

715 €

Group UITP non Member (4 or +)

1285 €

Group UITP non Member (4 or +) « developing nations »*

895 €

* Participants from developing nations benefit from a special discount. Check here the list of eligible countries.

To register a group of 4 persons of more from the same organisation, please contact us: sunita.kelecom@uitp.org - Tel: +32 2 663 66 57

Participation fees include:

  • Training instruction
  • Lunches and coffee breaks
  • All training documents: all presentations and support documents. Access to all training material via UITP's electronic library Mobi+ (after the training)

Groups generally consist of 25 participants and are limited to about 30 in order to increase the learning experience and interaction during the programme. Places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Terms and Conditions

Please download our Terms and Conditions here.

Contact Person

Sunita Kelecom, Training Assistant, UITP Academy, sunita.kelecom@uitp.org, Tel: +32-2-663 66 57

Practical information: 

Training Venue

UITP
Rue Sainte-Marie 6
1080 Brussels

Metro: Comte de Flandre/Graaf van Vlaanderen (line 1 or 5) or Tram 51: Porte de Flandre

Accommodation

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservation.

Hotel Meininger  (***)
Quai du Hainaut 33
1080 Brussels
Phone:+32 2 588 14 74
https://www.meininger-hotels.com/en/hotels/brussels/hotel-brussels-city-...

Hotel Ibis Sainte-Catherine (***)
rue Joseph Plateau N°2
1000  Brussels
Phone: + 32 2 620 04 26
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1454-ibis-brussels-city-centre/inde...

Hotel Hilton Brussels Grand Place (****)
Carrefour de l'Europe 3
1000  Brussels
Phone: + 32 2 548 42 11
https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/brussels-capital-reg/hilton-brussels-g...

Hotel Novotel Brussels City Centre (****)
Rue de la Vierge Noire 32
1000  Brussels
Phone: + 32 2 620 04 28
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-2122-novotel-brussels-city-centre/i...

Hotel Metropole (*****)
31, place de Brouckère
1000 Brussels
Phone: +32 2 217 23 00
https://www.metropolehotel.com/en

Speakers: 

Arno Kerkhof, Head of Bus Division, UITP

 

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