BRT Planning & Operations

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  • Istanbul



  • Broaden your knowledge and perspective on BRT by learning and sharing experience with professional leaders
  • Learn how to make design and manage BRT operations more efficient
  • Understand the impact of new technology and software to get more value out of a BRT System
  • Learn from best practice from all around the world: showcases from local operators, authorities and the industry

Target audience

  • Professionals working for transport authorities and operators
  • Other employees with particular interest in BRT Investments
  • Staff from the industry interested in getting an insight into the planning and operations of bus services
  • The course is suitable for participants from companies worldwide


  • Get inspired by our trainers, understand the main aspects of BRT 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
  • 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
  • Participate to workshops allowing you to apply on a concrete case the main principles and tools learned
  • Benefit from a unique exchange of knowledge and experience between professionals





09.00           Welcome & Introduction

09:45          Rationale & Justification of Priority for Public Transport

  • Bus  priority:  a  matter  of  choice
  • Benefits  of  bus  priority
  • Bus  priority:  impact  on  operations

    10:30           Coffee Break

    11.00           Bus Priority Treatments

  • Road Infrastructure design
  • Bus  lanes:  saving  space  - saving  investments
  • Design aspects  of  bus  lanes
  • Bus ways  -roads  for  buses  only
  • Traffic Signal  Priority
  • Intro to BRT as a Transport System Concept

12:30           Lunch

13:30           Planning and Design of BRT Systems

  • Planning Process
  • Corridor Selection
  • Busways
  • Stations
  • Vehicles
  • Depot
  • Operations and  ITS
  • Branding

14.30            Coffee break

15.00           Procurement and Commissioning of BRT

  • Procurement strategy (packaging)
  • Infrastructure
  • Vehicle procurement and commissioning
  • Payment and software systems

16.00            End of the day


09.00           Commissioning of BRT System and Start of Operations

09.45           BRT Operations

  • Concept of operations
  • Operations management

10.30            Coffee break

11.00             Safety Management in BRT System

11.30            Maintenance and Warranty Management

  • Importance of Preventive Maintenance
  • Agreements with the supplier
  • Cost Management of the BRT System

12:30           Lunch

13.30            Success factors and lessons learned

14.30            Introduction to Technical visit

15:00           Wrap Up

16:00             End of day

Technical visit to Istanbul's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Line: "IETT Metrobüs"
09:00              Departure from training venue to IETT Edirnekapi Metobüs Depot
09:30              Arrival at IETT Edirnekapi Metobüs Depot
Presentation about IETT and their operations in Istanbul 
Presentation about Istanbul BRT Line and BRT Operations
Visit to Bus Operations Control Centre (OCC)
Visit to Bus Maintenance Depot 
Visit to BRT Line and taking a trip on BRT to experience
12:00              Departure to training venue
12:30             End of visit




Until 28/01/2019

After 28/01/2019


1210 €

1690 €

Member « developing nations »*

885 €

1235 €


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:

Participation fees include:

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

Terms and Conditions

Please download our Terms and Conditions here

Contact Person        Ms Dure shewar

Practical information: 


Marmara Municipalities Union 

Marmara Belediyeler Birliği
Sarıdemir Mahallesi, Ragıp Gümüşpala Cad. 
No:10, 34134 Eminönü - Fatih/Istanbul

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Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservation.

Hotels nearby the training venue:

Elite World İstanbul Hotel
Address: Şehit Muhtar Mh.
Şehit Muhtar Caddesi No:42
34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Phone: +90 212 313 83 83
The Green Park Hotel Taksim
Address: Kocatepe Mahallesi, 
Abdülhak Hamit Cd. No:34, 
34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Phone: +90 212 238 05 05
Ramada Istanbul Taksim
Address: Kocatepe Mahallesi, 
Recep Paşa Cd. No:15,
34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Phone: +90 212 238 54 60
Point Hotel Taksim
Address: Kocatepe Mahallesi, 
Topçu Cd. No:2, 
34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Phone: +90 212 313 50 00
Nippon Hotel
Address: Kocatepe Mahallesi, 
Topçu Cd. No:6,
34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Phone: +90 212 313 33 00
InterContinental İstanbul
Address: Gümüşsuyu Mahallesi, 
Asker Ocağı Caddesi No:1, 
34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Phone: +90 212 368 44 44


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