Public Transport Fundamentals


  
  
 
 
PUBLIC TRANSPORT FUNDAMENTALS
  • Training
03/12/2018
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05/12/2018
Brussels
  • Belgium

About: 

Our training is recommended by former participants:

"A must-attend programme to understand the fundamentals of public transport. ***** stars to the programme."
Anonymous (Fundamentals 2014, Singapore)

"A very useful programme, helps clarify and organise knowledge about public transport in general as well as about some specific topics.Very enjoyable three days in Brussels!" Artur Zawadzki - Better Public Transport, Ireland (Fundamentals 2016, Brussels)

The training programme Public Transport Fundamentals is a 3 day training designed for newcomers in the public transport sector. 

Learning Objectives

  • Provide participants with fundamental knowledge on public transport and sustainable urban mobility
  • Explain why public transport is indispensable for our cities
  • Allow exchange of knowledge by tapping on UITP's international expertise
  • Present basic definitions related to the organisation and operation of public transport and illustrate them with examples
  • Increase awareness on main issues related to urban mobility
  • Provide a conducive platform for networking opportunities and interaction amongst participants

Target Audience

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

Methodology

  • Participate to interactive plenary sessions with introduction by course leaders, presentations by the trainer and open discussions with participants
  • Put your concepts in application by means of workshops
  • Exchange with your peers on current practices and your very own experience

Each theme will be approached as follows:

  • Basic principles and conceptual approach
  • State of the art development and innovations
  • Good practices examples
  • Interactive exchange between participants and groups discussion with public transport specialists

Trainers

Our skillful trainers are composed of UITP lecturers and international experts.

Trainers will be:

 

Speakers: 

Caroline Fabianski, Senior Manager, Organising Authorities, UITP
Arno Kerkhof, Head of Bus Division, UITP
Laurent Dauby, Director Rail Transport, UITP
Andrea Soehnchen, Senior Manager, Security, UITP
Caroline Cerfontaine, Senior Manager Combined Mobility, UITP

Hilia Boris Iglesia, Manager, Transport Economics UITP

Cécile Sadoux, Senior Manager, Business and Human Resources Management, UITP


Adrien Moulin, Manager, UITP Centre for Training


 

Programme: 

  
UITP reserves the right to make amendments to the programme or any related activity

 Opening

  • Programme introduction
  • Get to know each other
  • What is UITP?

Setting the scene: the indispensability of public transport

  • Why Public transport?
  • Challenges and opportunities at global and urban levels
  • Contribution to economic, environmental and social policies
  • Mega-trends and impact on urban mobility and public transport

Session 1: Urban public transport and sustainable development

  • Definitions and orders of magnitude
  • Challenges and opportunities at global and urban levels
  • Contribution to economic, environmental and social policies

Session 2: Public transport and the city: combined mobility - the three pillars of urban mobility

  • Integration of public transport and urban planning
  • Demand management (control and pricing of car use and parking)
  • Development of public transport offer
  • Alternative mobility services: taxi, car sharing, bike sharing, car pooling, TNC/ride sharing etc.
  • Integration and Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

Session 3: Public transport modes and the modal choice issue: rail, metro, light rail and bus

  • Bus systems, BRT and new energies
  • Tramways and Light rail systems
  • Metro, automated metros, suburban railways
  • Other modes

Session 4: Public transport regulation and organization

  • Organisational principles and forms
  • Advantages and limits of different forms of organisation
  • Decision levels
  • Regulatory frameworks and right of initiative
  • Contractual relationship and competition for the market

Session 5: Contractual arrangements between authorities and operators

  • Share of risks and contractual arrangements
  • Quality incentives in contracts

Session 6: Security

Top Threats - terrorism - security concept - prevention - preparedness and response - recovery - communication

Session 7: Information technology

  • Typical IT systems and IT tasks
  • Travel information
  • Electronic ticketing
  • Social media

Session 8: Funding and pricing of urban journeys

  • Funding and financing: a business case for public transport
  • Revenue strategy and fare policy
  • Earmarked taxes and levies
  • Land value capture
  • Developing new partnerships

Session 9: Customer oriented management: Human resources and marketing

  • Corporate Management and organisational structures of the PT company
  • Human resources role and quality management
  • The role of Marketing in public transport

 

Registration: 

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. THIS PROGRAMME IS FULLY BOOKED. THE NEXT EDITION WILL TAKE PLACE ON 6-8 MAY IN BRUSSELS. SAVE THE DATE!

 

21% VAT excluded

Until 08/10/2018

After 08/10/2018

Member

1095 €

1465 €

Member « developing nations »*

 770€

1030 €

Non-member

1375 €

1835 €

Non-member « developing nations »*

960 €

1285 €

Group UITP Member (4 or +)

1030 €

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

715 €

Group UITP non Member (4 or +)

1285 €

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

895 €

* 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

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 MyLibrary (after the training)

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 Centre for Training, sunita.kelecom@uitp.org, Tel: +32-2-663 66 57

 

Practical information: 

Training Venue

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

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservation.

Hotel Meiniger  (***)
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
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/belgium/hilton-brussels-grand-place-BRUGRHI/

Speakers: 

Caroline Fabianski, Senior Manager, Organising Authorities, UITP
Arno Kerkhof, Head of Bus Division, UITP
Laurent Dauby, Director Rail Transport, UITP
Andrea Soehnchen, Senior Manager, Security, UITP
Caroline Cerfontaine, Senior Manager Combined Mobility, UITP

Hilia Boris Iglesia, Manager, Transport Economics UITP

Cécile Sadoux, Senior Manager, Business and Human Resources Management, UITP


Adrien Moulin, Manager, UITP Centre for Training


 

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