Public Transport Fundamentals


  
  
 
 
  • Training
03/02/2020
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05/02/2020
Dubai
  • United Arab Emirates

About: 

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

Testimonials from former participants:

"If you want to give your new employees a structured and high quality introduction to public transport, I can absolutely recommend this training course by UITP".
Aleksander Bjoroy, Skyss
, Norway (Edition 2018, Brussels)

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

 

Reach your Objectives

  • Provide participants with fundamental knowledge on public transport and sustainable urban mobility
  • Increase awareness on the indispensability of public transport and sustainable mobility solutions in cities
  • Allow exchange of knowledge by tapping on UITP's international expertise
  • Present and discuss basic definitions related to the organisation and management of public transport and illustrate them with examples
  • 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

A top level 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 followed:
  • 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

UITP Training Programmes and all related processes are certified for ISO29990:2010 – the standard for learning services for non-formal education and training.

Programme: 

DAY 1

09:00      Opening session             

-          Programme introduction & overview

-          Ice-Breaker & Get to know each other

09:30     Session 1: Public Transport & the city: integrated policies to achieve sustainable mobility

         -          Key facts and figures

-          Arguments promoting Public Transport

-          Economy, Environment and energy use

-          Space/congestion & Social inclusion

-          Integration of public transport and urban planning

-          Demand management (control and pricing of car use and parking)

-          Development of public transport

-          Offering a complete mobility solution: Combined Mobility

10:45      Coffee break

10:45      Session 2A: Public transport modes and innovations

-          Bus based modes: BRT, Trolleybuses and Guided Systems

-          Tramways and Light rail systems

-          Metropolitan railways

-          Combined Mobility

-          Innovations in Bus: Alternative Fuels, BRTs, Latest Developments

-          Innovations in Rail Modes: Automated Metros, low floor vehicles, modularity, overhead-wireless tram operation, tram-train, etc.)

12:30      Lunch

12:50      Session 2B: Electric Busses

14:00      Session 3 A: Organisation of Public Transport in Dubai and Sustainable Urban Mobility Policies (45 min)

 

                Session 3 B: Public Transport Lab (30 min)

Public Transport Lab provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the key public transport challenges and opportunities of a fictional city case. Composed of different stages throughout the course, it allows participants to:

-          Conduct a comprehensive analysis of the mobility problems of a city today

-          Develop in small groups a (mini) Urban Mobility Action Plan

-          Think through its implementation of action plan and define the priorities and discuss on the sources needed

-          Public Transport Network Planning and Appraisal

This exercise requires from participants to reflect on the different transport policy approaches, consider the right stakeholder mix, identify concrete activities and anticipate results and feasibility.

15:15      Coffee break

15:45      Session 4: Public Transport Regulation & Organisation

-          Deregulation, liberalisation and privatisation of public transport

-          Types of regimes

-          Levels of decision-making : Strategic - tactical - operational

-          Share of competences between operators and authorities

-          Types of contracts and share of risks between operators and authorities

-          Organisational principles and forms

-          Decision levels

-          Regulatory frameworks and right of initiative

-          Types of relationships according to market regimes

17:15      End of the Training Day

DAY 2

09:00      Session 5: Tendering of Public Transport Services and Contractual arrangements between authorities and operators

-          Tendering for Public Transport Services

-          Different Tendering Models

-          Direct awarding, deregulation,  route tendering and network  tendering

-          Contractual Arrangements

-          Types of Contracts

-          Share of Risks between operators and authorities

-          Monitoring of Contracts

-          Quality incentives in Contracts

10:30      Coffee break

11:00      Session 6: New Mobility Services

-          Sharing Economy and Link with Urban Mobility

-          Shared Mobility Modes Car Sharing, Bike-Sharing, Car Pooling, App-Based on Demand Mobility

-          Transport Network Companies

-          MaaS-Mobility as a Service

-          Autonomous Mobility

12:30      Lunch

13:00      Session 7: Funding, Financing & Pricing Strategy in Public Transport

                 -                Operating and investment expenditures

                                   Menu for Funding Alternatives

                 -                 Fare policy: Fare structure, product range, fare levels, payment media 

                 -                Revenue strategy

                 -                Earmarked taxes, charges and levies

                 -                Land Value Capture

                 -                Partnership with private operators

                 -                Public Private Partnerships

14:30      Coffee break

15:00      Session 8: Operations Planning and Execution in Public Transport

-          Determinants and concepts of operation

-          Operation planning

-          Service scheduling: principles and software

-          Timetable design

-          Rostering, resource planning

-          Operation execution

-          Organization and chain of command, OCCs

17:00      End of training day

DAY 3

09:00      IT& Ticketing and Service Excellence

-          Marketing Strategy and Planning

-          Marketing to increase revenues and reinforce customer satisfaction

-          Branding and communication,

-          Service Excellence and Quality Management

-          EN 13816 Public Passenger Service Quality Management Standard

-          Measurement of Service Quality: CSS, MSS, DPM

-          Role of Information Technologies for better public transportation

-          Travel Information Systems

-          Open Data and IT for Security and Safety

-          E-Ticketing, Open or closed systems

-          Trends (NFC, EMV, ID-based ticketing) ology, Ticketing and Fare Management in Public Transport

10:30      Coffee break

11:00      Session 3 B: Public Transport Lab (45 min)

Public Transport Lab provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the key public transport challenges and opportunities of a fictional city case. Composed of different stages throughout the course, it allows participants to:

-          Conduct a comprehensive analysis of the mobility problems of a city today

-          Develop in small groups a (mini) Urban Mobility Action Plan

-          Think through its implementation of action plan and define the priorities and discuss on the sources needed

-          Public Transport Network Planning and Appraisal

This exercise requires from participants to reflect on the different transport policy approaches, consider the right stakeholder mix, identify concrete activities and anticipate results and feasibility.

12:30      Certificate Ceremony    

13:00      Lunch

14:00     Technical Visit with Local Partner 

 

 

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