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Zero Emissions for Bus Fleets in ANZ

Sydney, Australia
1 > 3 Jul. 2024
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The Real-World Ins and Outs of Planning, Deployment, Operations & Maintenance

A classroom training course in the ANZ region

1 July 2024 marks the start of the ‘countdown’ towards the implementation of Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) policies and commitments across Australian state jurisdictions and to the implementation of similar public transport bus decarbonisation policy commitments in New Zealand. In both countries, there will be no more new diesel bus procurements for urban services from 1 July 2025. This means that all Public Transport Authorities and Public Transport Operators region-wide, must develop ZEB transition plans and procure ZEB assets/services to successfully implement those plans – which may require changes to the way bus networks, bus services and bus infrastructure are designed and operated.

In this context, the UITP Academy and the UITP Australia & New Zealand Office, have developed ‘Zero Emissions for Bus Fleets in ANZ: The Real-World Ins and Outs of Planning, Deployment, Operations & Maintenance’ – a training course offering a comprehensive assessment of decarbonised solutions for public bus networks – from the setting of an effective strategy for energy transition that meets government policy commitments, to energy supply, the choice of technology, procurement, implementation and operation of the new system, the actual benefits attained through transitioning to a zero-emissions fleet and the new opportunities such transition creates.

The course principally addresses electric bus fleet conversion but it also covers hydrogen fuel cells as an energy solution and why it may be appropriate for certain public transport applications in the ANZ region.

What you will learn

  • Bus fleet conversion solutions – the different types of technology available, the benefits and also, the drawbacks
  • What are the actual bus fleet conversion products on offer, what are the mainstream technology options available, how competitive is the product supply market and what is the maturity level of the product/solution suppliers in ANZ
  • How to develop an effective operational and charging strategy for full fleet transition
  • Understand the implications for bus fleet operations and infrastructure
  • How to get true value from electric buses particularly, from economic, environmental and societal viability standpoints
  • How successful major electric bus conversion projects to date, have done their planning and implementation, including vehicle procurement
  • Understand how technology and data management helps optimise your daily operations, including vehicle charging times and costs
  • How zero emission buses trigger network design changes that optimise overall public transport service operation
  • How well thought-through and well-implemented marketing of Zero Emissions-based Bus Services improves frontline passenger experience, strengthens stakeholder relationships, and achieves measurable service network usage growth
  • How to leverage investment in charging infrastructure at depots to enable greater use of zero emissions vehicles

A Top-Level Methodology

  • Get inspired by our trainers and guest speakers – Top-Level Transport and Mobility Professionals with extensive experience in ZEB design and operations. Learn from them the key principles and successful best practice
  • Address Zero Emissions Bus Fleet Conversion from International, Australian and New Zealand perspectives, enriched by different procurement/ownership approaches and points of views
  • Understand the main aspects of ZEB Fleet Conversion and learn from recognised, successful examples
  • Increase your practical knowledge on the technology, the implementation, theo peration and maintenance of ZEB Fleets
  • Participate in interactive sessions with subject matter experts and open discussions among course participants
  • Benefit from a unique exchange of knowledge and experience between professionals
  • Learn what are the new opportunitiesZEB Fleet Conversion provides and how to market & communicate them
  • Consider hydrogen fuel cell technology and when it can best contribute to a Zero Emission Bus Fleet

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

Who is this course for?
  • Project Managers, Engineers and other Professionals eager to increase their understanding of the design, the technology, the implementation and the running of a ZEB Fleet
  • Staff from Public Transport Operators and Authorities planning to extend a ZEB solution to the core part of their Urban Bus Network
  • Staff from the ANZ Bus Industry involved in the market uptake of Zero Emissions Buses
  • Professionals interested in obtaining a wider and more international perspective on Best Practice ZEB Fleet Design, Deployment and Management
Registration opens soon

For enquiries, please contact [email protected]

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