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Jointly Organised by UITP Centre for Transport Excellence (CTE) in Singapore and LTA Academy, Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore
9-11 February 2015, Singapore

‘Public Transport Fundamentals’ aims to provide fundamental knowledge on public transport as part of sustainable urban mobility, combining UITP’s international knowledge with LTA’s experience in delivering quality and sustainable public transport in Singapore.

The course also provides opportunities for participants to take part in interactive discussions and to share their experiences.

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  • Provide participants with fundamental knowledge on public transport and sustainable urban mobility, and explain the importance of public transport.
  • Allow exchange of knowledge by tapping on UITP’s international expertise with LTA’s professional ‘on the ground’ operational experience.
  • Present basic definitions related to the organisation, administration and operation of public transport and illustrate them with examples
  • Increase awareness of main issues related to urban mobility.
  • Provide a conducive platform for networking opportunities and interaction amongst participants.


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


Each module will be delivered as follows:

  • Basic principles and conceptual approach
  • State-of-the-art development and innovations
  • Good practice examples
  • Interactive exchange between participants and group discussion with senior staff of LTA and Public Transport specialists of UITP



  • LTA specialists equipped with practitioner knowledge and experience of public transport regulation and policies in Singapore
  • UITP experts with extensive experience and international knowledge of public transport and urban mobility policies
  • Other transport experts with specialised expertise


Time  Monday 9 February

Welcome and Introduction
Public transport and the city
Public transport policy in Singapore
Preparatory Group Work

Noon Lunch (provided)

Public Transport modes and the modal choice issue
Public Transport Planning in Singapore

5:30pm End of day
Time  Tuesday 10 February
Public Transport Regulation and organisation of public transport
Bus Service Regulation in Singapore
Preparatory Group Work
Noon Lunch (provided)
Afternoon Technical visit to one of the two public transport operators in Singapore
5:30pm End of day
Time Wednesday 11 February
Financing and Pricing of Urban Journeys
Fare Regulation
Customer-oriented management
Preparatory Group Work
Noon Lunch (provided)
Afternoon Group Presentations
Panel Discussion
Conclusions & Evaluation
5:30pm End of day



Course Fee * Early Bird Price Price after 9 January 2015
UITP Member S$ 1,200 S$ 1,550
Non-Member S$ 1,700 S$ 2,050
* GST will apply for participants from Singapore. Billing and payment in publised SGD.

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More payment details are available once you have successfully registered online.

Confirmed participants will be notified via email upon receipt of payment by LTA.

Please note that the course fee does not cover the cost of accommodation in Singapore.
Participants are also required to make their own arrangements for airport transfers and daily travel from the hotel to the training venue.
Course fee includes programme materials, meals and coffee breaks.

Practical information: 


3 training days which includes a technical visit


LTA Academy, No.1 Hampshire Road, Blk 5A, Singapore 219428 (Training Room 1-2)


Half day technical visit of the Singapore public transport system (in cooperation with one of the public transport operators in Singapore)


Sian Chean Chin
Phone: +65 63961570
Fax: +65 63961585

Jane Sze, Membership Services Officer, UITP Asia-Pacific
Phone: +852 29932807
Fax: +852 29937571



  • LTA specialists equipped with practitioner knowledge and experience of public transport regulation and policies in Singapore
  • UITP experts with extensive experience and international knowledge of public transport and urban mobility policies
  • Other transport experts with specialised expertise


About LTA Academy

The LTA Academy was launched on September 2006 by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore. The Academy aims to be a global knowledge hub in urban transport. It provides a one-stop platform for government officials, professionals and practitioners from around the world to tap on Singapore’s experience and expertise and exchange knowledge and best practices in urban transport management and development. The Academy takes on three key roles: Learning Enabler, Research and Public Education. It publishes JOURNEYS, a professional publication on land transport issues. The Academy is a member of the Singapore Network of Public Sector Training Institutions (PSTI); and has forged strategic partnership with 22 established international agencies, including those in US, UK, Germany, China, India and Korea.

About UITP

The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) is the international network for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. It is a platform for worldwide cooperation, business development and the sharing of know-how between its 3,400 members from 92 countries. UITP is the global advocate of public transport and sustainable mobility, and the promoter of innovations in the sector.

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