Bus Planning and Scheduling

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  • United Arab Emirates


The training will take place during 18 - 20 March 2019 in Dubai and aims to provide participants a general overview of the complex and transformative process, and advice on planning, technical, design, legal and funding issues that will be encountered by any scheme promoter. It also cumulates expertise of bus operators across all continents to provide a practical manual for those authorities considering bus system planning and operation; and to equip middle level staff of bus operators the general knowledge of project set-up and management in planned scheme of operations.

The training and all training materials will be provided in English.


  • Broaden your knowledge and perspective on bus planning and operations by learning and sharing experience with professional leaders
  • Learn how to make bus service planning and operations more efficient
  • Understand the impact of new technology and software to get more value out of a bus system
  • Practice the planning and scheduling of a bus system scenario using the latest software in the market
  • Learn from best practice in Asia and Europe: showcases from local operators, authorities and the industry


  • Professionals from bus planning and scheduling departments
  • Professionals working for transport authorities and operators
  • Other employees with particular interest in bus planning & operations
  • 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 bus operations and scheduling 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





9.00                  Welcome & introduction


9.30                  Session 1: Bus Network Design and Route Planning: Implications for Operations Planning (INCLUDING BREAK)



 11.45               Session 2: Demand-oriented bus-network planning



12.30                Lunch


13.30               Session 3: Main Aspects of Bus Operations Planning & Scheduling:  Trip building, block building, Run cutting and Rostering



15.00                Coffee break


15.30                Session 4: Workshop introduction


16.15                Session 5: The new generation scheduling system – Going beyond resources optimization



17.00                End of day 1






9.00                  Session 6: A real Case - Experience in Bus Scheduling and Operation Planning


10.30                Coffee break


11.00               Session 7: MOBILE-PLAN - Vehicle Scheduling and Duty Planning



11.45                Session 8: Workshop (continued)


12.30                Lunch


13.30               Session 9: Execution of Operations, OCC Management and Drivers Management


15.00                Coffee break


15.30                Session 10: Workshop (continued)


17.00                End of day 2





9.00                 Session 11: Evaluation of Service Quality, Contingency Plans and Crisis Management  



9.45                 Session 12:  Electric bus fleets: Meeting their special planning, scheduling and operations challenges



10.30               Coffee break


11.00                Session 13: Optimisation of operations with Telematics & Big Data  



11.45                Wrap up and Certificates


12.00                Lunch





Until 18/02/2019

After 18/02/2019


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: dure.shewar@uitp.org

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 email:dure.shewar@uitp.org


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