Training and Study Tour on Bus Priority Schemes


  
  
 
 
  • Training
20/04/2020
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22/04/2020
  • Belgium - Netherlands

About: 

This combined course and study tour has been designed to the needs of public professionals in a European context, which however is applicable in cities worldwide. It aims at addressing the topic comprehensively through theory and practice, starting with the justification of bus priority schemes down to the selection of options and finally the implementation of bus priority schemes.

This unique event will showcase some of the most innovative measures and infrastructure that help increasing the commercial speed of buses in urban and suburban areas:

  • Implementing bus priority in a complex and dense urban environment (Brussels) – with the support of STIB-MIVB
  • Developing the RingTramBus in the outskirts of Brussels – with the support of Delijn
  • Discovering one of the most extensive bus priority corridors in Europe: the R-net (Zuid-Tangent) linking the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to suburban areas of Amsterdam – with the support of Vervoerregio AmsterdamConnexxion (Transdev)

Bus service is an integral part of the public transport backbone and may in many cities be the highest form of mass transit. Bus service not only acts as feeder function for accessing higher order public transport (metro, LRT, etc.) but can offer the flexibility, capacity, and reliability needed in an urban environment if designed and operated carefully.

However, buses have to share the road with other traffic, and with continued urbanization and motorization, buses are also getting stuck in traffic- negatively impacting operational efficiency and level of service. As a result, there are a number of measures that can provide more priority to buses (which carry many more people than a private car) on the road, at junctions, etc. Bus priority schemes range from special treatments at junctions, dedicated bus lanes, bus only areas, to full Bus Rapid Transit.

Reach your objectives

  • Broaden your knowledge and widen your perspective on bus priority schemes by learning and sharing experience with professional leaders
  • Justifying bus priority in your city and quantifying the benefits
  • Understand how passengers and companies can benefit from bus priority
  • Understand through theory and best practice how to successfully implement bus priority
  • Get an insight into technology and innovation behind traffic signal priority and the interface between vehicles and traffic controller

Who is it for?

  • Staff from bus and public transport planning departments
  • Traffic engineers and planners
  • Professionals working on transport and urban policy
  • Professionals working for transport authorities, operators and consultancies
  • The course is suitable for participants from companies worldwide.

A top level methodology

  • Get inspired by our trainers, understand the main principles of bus network design and learn from successful best practice
  • Participate to interactive plenary sessions with introduction by course leaders, presentation by the trainer and open discussion with participants
  • Participate to workshops and get a hands-on experience of rethinking a bus network
  • Challenge your practical knowledge in this professional field and the technology
  • Address the topic from an international perspective, enriched by different cultural approaches and points of views
  • Benefit from a unique exchange of knowledge and experience between professionals

UITP Training Programmes and all related processes are certified for ISO29990:2010 – the standard for learning services for non-formal education and training.

 

lnspiring Trainers

Our skillful trainers are composed of international experts and professionals with extensive experience and knowledge in the strategic, operational and technological areas of Bus Priority Schemes.

Trainers will be:

  • Guido Bruggeman, Senior Transport Consultant, Public Transport Consultancy Services, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • David van der Spek, Senior Public Transport Policy Advisor, Vervoerregio Amsterdam, Amsterdam Region, Netherlands
  • Yves Fourneau, Transversal & Intermodal Studies Manager, STIB, Brussels, Belgium
  • Representative from Connexxion (Transdev), Netherlands

Speakers: 

Guido Bruggeman, Senior Transport Consultant, Public Transport Consultancy Services, Amsterdam, Netherlands

David van der Spek, Senior Public Transport Policy Advisor, Vervoerregio Amsterdam, Amsterdam Region, Netherlands

Yves Fourneau, Transversal & Intermodal Studies Manager, STIB, Brussels, Belgium

Representative from Connexxion (Transdev), Netherlands

 

Programme: 

This is a provisional programme, more details and trainers to be confirmed soon.

Training content

Justifying priority for public transport & economic impacts of bus priority in the city

  • Overall benefits
  • Impact on road space consumption
  • Impact on operations and costs
  • Quantification of benefits
  • Transit Oriented development (ToD)

Bus infrastructure Bus Lanes and Bus Stop Treatments

  • Bus lines and bus ways 
  • Types of infrastructure Design and location of bus lanes
  • Construction
  • Interface with street and parking
  • Bus ways
  • Priority at stops 

Traffic Signal Priority

  • Analysis the delay and waiting time at signals
  • Basics of traffic lights
  • Types of traffic signal controllers and solutions
  • Way-side communication
  • Detection and communication
  • The impact of bus priority
  • Cost of bus priority intersections

Bus Rapid Transit and BHLS

  • BRT as a transport system concept
  • Planning and designing a BRT
  • Examples of best practice

Best practice and site visits

Bus priority schemes in Brussels

Brussels’ Public Transport Operator (STIB-MIVB) is operating buses in a complex and dense urban environment with congestion in and around the city being one of the highest in Europe. The city developed an ambitious plan to improve the commercial speed and reliability of public transport on surface streets. This session will showcase how, through an incremental approach, a public transport operator cooperates with the local authorities to improve commercial speed of buses by implementing bus priority measures, from traffic signalling to dedicated bus lanes.

The RingTramBus in Brussels and Flanders  

This new "trambus", part of the wider Brabantnet project, aims at boosting public transport usage between the city of Brussels and Zaventem airport. “The Ringtrambus is the first realization of the Brabantnet: 3 high-quality public transport lines that will make the Vlaamse Rand and the capital more accessible”. With its own bus lane, which will be the longest in the country, this new service aims at offering an alternative to the structural traffic jams in the Northern part of Brussels.

Sources and more information (in Dutch): 

https://www.delijn.be/nl/mobiliteitsvisie2020/brabantnet/wat-is-brabantnet/jette-airport.html

https://www.voka.be/nieuws/daar-de-eerste-ringtrambus

The ZuidTangent

The Zuidtangent is a bus rapid transit service in the Netherlands in the area to the south of the capital Amsterdam. The 40 km long service (route 300) connecting Haarlem, Hoofddorp, Schiphol Airport, Amstelveen, and Amsterdam-Zuidoost was introduced in 2002. The buses run on dedicated bus lanes or segregated bus ways for most of the route. To avoid level crossings with roads, waterways and airport runways they use viaducts, underpasses and a tunnel. They have throughout priority at road crossings. Buses are operated by Connexxion (Transdev).

Registration: 

21% VAT excluded

Until 24/02/2020

After 24/02/20

Member

1210 €

1690 €

Member « developing nations »*

885 €

1235 €

Non-member

1635 €

2280 €

Non-member « developing nations »*

1095 €

1540 €

Group UITP Member (4 or +)

1130 €

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

830 €

Group UITP non Member (4 or +)

1520 €

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

1020 €

* 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

VAT not applicable for this programme with the following exceptions:

21% VAT charge will be applied for companies based in member countries of the EU that do not provide / or do not have a VAT number.
21% VAT charge will be applied to companies based in Belgium with or without VAT number.

Participation fees include:

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

The participaton feess do not include:

  • Travel from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
  • Accommodation and evening dinners

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: 

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangement: arrival in Brussels, by Thalys train from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and departure from Amsterdam

  • Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservation in Brussels and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (see recommended hotels below)

  • Belgium and the Netherlands are located in the Schengen area, but passport control can occur at any time and any place. A passport and VISA valid in the Schengen area may be needed for some citizens

Travel information to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for Tuesday 21st April:

  • On Tuesday 21st April, the group will be back in the city centre at 5pm at the latest.
  • UITP recommends to book Thalys highspeed train tickets with departures after 5.30pm: 5.52pm, 6.52pm, 8.52pm (last departure). For more information and booking, please have a look at: https://www.thalys.com/fr/en

Training Venue in Brussels

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 in Brussels

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-center/

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/index.shtml

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

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-grand-place-BRUGRHI/index.html

Venue in Amsterdam

The last training session will take place at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (the exact venue address will be announced shortly)

Accommodation at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservation.

citizenM Schiphol Airport Hotel (****)
Jan Plezierweg 2
1118 BB Schiphol
Tel.: +31 20 811 7080

Renaissance Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Hotel (****)
Meester Jac. Takkade 35
1432 CB Aalsmeer
Tel.: +31 297 228 686

Crowne Plaza Amsterdam – Schiphol (****)
Planeetbaan 2
2132 HZ Hoofddorp
Tel.: +31 23 565 0000

Hotel Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (****)
Taurusavenue 12
2132 LS Hoofddorp
Tel.: +31 20 721 9180

Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – Schiphol (***)
Jupiterstraat 162-200
2132 HH Hoofddorp
Tel.: +31 20 797 9190

Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (***)
Neptunusstraat 1
2132 JA Hoofddorp
Tel.: +31 23 820 0940

Speakers: 

Guido Bruggeman, Senior Transport Consultant, Public Transport Consultancy Services, Amsterdam, Netherlands

David van der Spek, Senior Public Transport Policy Advisor, Vervoerregio Amsterdam, Amsterdam Region, Netherlands

Yves Fourneau, Transversal & Intermodal Studies Manager, STIB, Brussels, Belgium

Representative from Connexxion (Transdev), Netherlands

 

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