Online Course - On-demand Buses and Shared Services


  
  
 
 
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01/06/2020
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17/06/2020
  • includes 7 online sessions

About: 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED!

UITP Academy is hosting a series of online courses focusing on On-demand Buses and Shared Services which start on 1st June 2020 and end on 17th June 2020. This intensive course will consist of 7 online sessions which includes case studies, implementation examples from across the world and an online workshop

Here's what you will learn

Demand-responsive transport services have been existing in formal as well as informal sector for a long time. The recent developments of communication and sensor technology have allowed such services to grow substantially in urban, sub-urban and rural areas. Demand responsive transport is a technology-driven shared transport service operated by a company with professional drivers with flexible schedule, and/or flexible stops and/or flexible routing. The key differentiation from traditional public transport is that services are provided as a response to demand from customers.This online course will contextualize such practices through a combination of theoretical and practical framework: 

  • Broaden your knowledge and widen your perspective on demand responsive transport by learning and sharing experience with professional leaders
  • Understand the suitability of demand responsive transport within a public transport network and its scenarios
  • Better evaluate the approach taken by tech companies for optimizing ride-hailing and ridesharing services
  • Discuss the key ingredients for a successful deployment: from operational, infrastructure, technology and regulatory perspectives.
  • Get a hands-on experience by discussing during workshop the deployment of demand responsive vehicles
  • Learn from best practices in Asia, Africa, America and Europe

Why choose an online course?

  • Interact with public transport professionals from across the world
  • Be time efficient, with 7 sessions over a 3 weeks timespan   
  • Flexibility to join the sessions from any location in the world, at work or at home

A top level methodology

  • Get inspired by our trainer, understand the main principles of demand responsive transport and learn from successful best practice
  • Participate to interactive online sessions
  • Address the topic from an international perspective, enriched by different cultural approaches and points of views
  • Participate to online workshops allowing you to apply on a concrete case the main principles and tools learned
  • Benefit from a unique exchange between marketing professionals

Who is it for?

  • Staff from bus and public transport planning departments
  • Strategy planners, mobility planners and land use 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 good level of English is needed to attend this course.

Trainers are:

  • Alok Jain, Managing Director, Trans-Consult Asia, Hong Kong
  • Adrià Ramirez, Mobility and Public Policy, Shotl, Barcelona, Spain
  • Victoria Markewitz, Business Development Principal, Via Transportation, Germany
  • Dr. Ben GALON, Head of Data Science Team, Moovit
  • Sascha Meyer, Chief Product Officer, Moia, Germany
  • Dr. Eva Fraedrich, Senior Researcher Mobility, Moia, Germany
  • Thomas Friderich, Head of Business Development, Moovel, Germany
  • Alexander Vysotsky, Head of International Public Policy - Yandex.Taxi/Yango, Russia
     

Speakers: 

Alok Jain, former D. Operations Director of KMB Hong Kong and General Manager-Marketing of MTR Corporation and Managing Director, Trans-Consult Asia, Hong Kong
Adrià Ramirez, Mobility and Public Policy, Shotl, Barcelona, Spain

Victoria Markewitz, Business Development Principal, Via Transportation, Germany

Dr. Ben GALON, Head of Data Science Team, Moovit 

Dr. Eva Fraedrich, Senior Researcher Mobility, Moia, Germany

Thomas Friderich, Head of Business Development, Moovel, Germany

Alexander Vysotsky, Head of International Public Policy - Yandex.Taxi/Yango, Russia

Sascha Meyer, Chief Product Officer, Moia, Germany

 

 

Programme: 

Week 1

Monday 1 June - Session 1A: Introduction to Online Course & Workshop by UITP 

Entirely interactive, the first session aims at introducing the course, at collecting the expectations from participants and at briefing the group on the home exercise and workshop. 

Monday 1 June - Session 1B: The rise of shared on-demand services

  • What is a good transportation system?
  • However, we are witnessing a major paradigm shift. Why?
  • Future transportation systems need to be clean, efficient and convenient. But how?
  • What does this mean for the future of transit authorities, planners and operators?

Wednesday 3 June - Session 2: Urban form and suitability of demand responsive transport

Within urban mobility options, demand responsive transport offers a space-efficient flexible service.  Looking at it from a public transport point of view, different applications can be envisioned:

  • Complementing the public transport offer in time: During operational times where the demand is too low for higher capacity transport options e.g. evening & night times, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Complementing the public transport offer in space: In certain low-density areas where demand is low, e.g. suburban or rural areas, industrial areas, etc.
  • Offering additional services: Either as a premium service or for special needs.
  • Replacement of inefficient public transport lines: Especially when low demand does not justify the use of large vehicles neither from an economical nor from and ecological point of view and aiming at providing better service for the customers.
  • Peak Shaving: Providing an intermediate door-to-door service during peak periods that could ease the pressure on trunk servicesThis module will also compare the strategy taken by tech companies deploying on-demand services with the strategy followed by public transport authorities and operators.

Thursday 4 June - Session 3: Design of a demand responsive system

What key elements need to be considered when designing a new system and service with demand responsive vehicles? From the fleet, to operational implications, infrastructure and technology, the deployment of the vehicles also depend on the chosen scenario that fit best. The use of simulation tools will be assessed and presented to demonstrate how on-demand services can support an existing public transport network. Simulation demonstrations will be presented by the best companies in the field. The following aspects will be presented and discussed through case studies:

  • Fleet, from cars and large SUVs to vans, shuttles and buses
  • Organisational and operating framework
  • Staffing
  • Stopping locations 
  • Routing optimisation
  • Technological infrastructure 

Thursday  4 June - Industry Case Study by Moovit 

Week 2

Monday 8 June - Session 4: Analytics and predictive planning

Fundamentally, a modern DRT system operates on a digital backbone and relies heavily on IoT sensors, high-speed communication and super-fast processing of data. Unlike traditional public transport operations where decision making is largely manual, DRT operations runs mostly on rule-based algorithms or on machine-learning tools. What are these tools and how they could be leveraged in creating an efficient DRT system? Analytics is also essential in review, monitoring and regulatory control. The KPI frameworks and data repository management will be discussed.

Wednesday 10 June - Session 5A: Regulatory perspective towards on-demand transport

The way demand responsive vehicles will be deployed also widely depend on how the market is organised and regulated, whether open or regulated with the use (or not) of competitive tendering. What does it imply for the business model of the services? In a regulated environment, how would service be allocated or licenced, service levels defined, monitored and KPIs defined? What does it imply for subsidies?

Wednesday 10 June - Session 5B: Industry Case Study - Setting up on-demand services the right way

Thursday 11 June - Session 6A: Pricing and ticketing

Pricing and ticketing are key parameters in dictating the sustainability of demand-responsive transport services. Subsidy may or may not be provided depending on objectives of the city and its circumstances. Also, demand responsive transport is inherently a premium service where the cost of delivery would eventually be higher than regular public transport. How to measure demand for such services, people’s willingness to pay and then reflecting them into pricing and ticketing to offer a service that could become financially sustainable? Are there other opportunities to generate revenue beyond farebox revenues to offset the pressure on fares? How ticketing and fares of demand-responsive transport services need to be integrated into a MaaS approach, especially when bundling transport services into a subscription scheme? 

Thursday 11 June - Session 6B: Industry Case Study - Demand-Responsive Public Transport 

Week 3

Monday 15 June - Group Workshop

The workshops will consist of a hands-on experience allowing participants to work in small groups and discuss the suitability of a demand-responsive service in their cities. Which service would be the most adapted? In which one would you invest? Short simulations will be run using simulation tools.

Wednesday 17 June -  Session 7: Industry Case Studies 

Wednesday 17 June - Panel Discussion 

 

Registration: 

Participation fees 

The price includes 7 online sessions.

UITP Members: 190€ 

Non-UITP Members: 250€

These registration fees seen above include a special discount up to 50% off the normal price for the period of April - July 2020

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! 

Terms and Conditions

Please download our Terms and Conditions here.

Contact Person

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

Practical information: 

How does it work?

  • 7 interactive online sessions with a presentation of 60 minutes followed by 15-30 minutes discussion (90 minutes maximum in total)
  • 1 online workshop session with preparatory work at home
  • Group size: up to 25 participants 
  • Tool used: gotomeeting
  • Accessible from any location and devices worldwide
  • Material (presentation & workshop documents) is made available to participants

When?

All sessions take place at 10am CET (local time in Madrid, Rome, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Stockholm, Warsaw)

Week 1

  • Monday 1st June 2020 - Session 1A: Introduction to course & workshop by UITP 
  • Monday 1st June 2020 - Session 1B: The rise of shared on-demand services
  • Wednesday 3rd June 2020 Session 2: Urban form and suitability of demand responsive transport
  • Thursday 4th June 2020 - Session 3: Design of a demand responsive system
  • Thursday 4th June 2020 - Industry Case Study by Moovit

Week 2

  • Monday 8th June 2020 - Session 4: : Analytics and predictive planning 
  • Wednesday 10th June 2020 - Session 5A: Regulatory perspective towards on-demand transport
  • Wednesday 10th June 2020 - Session 5B: Industry Case Study - Setting up on-demand services the right way
  • Thursday 11th June 2020 - Session 6A - Pricing and ticketing
  • Thursday 11th June 2020 - Session 6B: Industry Case Study - Demand-Responsive Public Transport

Week 3

  • Monday 15th June 2020 - Group Workshop
  • Wednesday 17th June 2020 - Session 7: Industry Case Studies
  • Wednesday 17th June 2020 - Panel Discussion 

Speakers: 

Alok Jain, former D. Operations Director of KMB Hong Kong and General Manager-Marketing of MTR Corporation and Managing Director, Trans-Consult Asia, Hong Kong
Adrià Ramirez, Mobility and Public Policy, Shotl, Barcelona, Spain

Victoria Markewitz, Business Development Principal, Via Transportation, Germany

Dr. Ben GALON, Head of Data Science Team, Moovit 

Dr. Eva Fraedrich, Senior Researcher Mobility, Moia, Germany

Thomas Friderich, Head of Business Development, Moovel, Germany

Alexander Vysotsky, Head of International Public Policy - Yandex.Taxi/Yango, Russia

Sascha Meyer, Chief Product Officer, Moia, Germany

 

 

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