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Offering an attractive and integrated public transport network is at the heart of (political) strategies aiming at offering high quality mobility services and promoting sustainable transport modes. Good public transport systems will keep cities accessible, liveable and competitive. Reorganising a bus network can play a crucial role to attain such political targets, in particular when the city and congestion is growing, when high capacity rail or bus corridors are being restructured or when citizens change their travel behaviour. These trends affect the shape of demand for bus services according to areas of intensification or opportunity and urge cities, transport authorities and operators to rethink their bus network.
Furthermore, cities are expanding and facing increasing congestion. As a result, there is a need for public transport to cater for growing demand, without necessarily benefitting from more public funds. A solution to this is to optimise and readapt bus networks to improve operational efficiency, while increasing the supply of local transport, improve service quality and hence stimulate patronage.
There are a multitude of other opportunities and reasons to redesign a bus network, including the introduction of bus priority, redesigning road space, or the launch of competitive tendering. However, the main objective for cities is to maintain a comprehensive, reliable and accessible network in order to provide a truly modern bus system to the city.
Keeping in mind that most cities aim at increasing customer service while optimising finances and warrant a sound business model, this training programme will look at how a bus network can be redesigned to:
A good level of English is a compulsory requirement to attend the training
All UITP trainers are top level transport and mobility professionals with extensive experience in public transport and operations from different regions of the world. In addition, UITP invites guest speakers to illustrate specific solutions, practices and case studies.