Course in The Netherlands
Transport is a major challenge for cities and regions worldwide. Providing high quality public transport has long been seen as a pro-active means of addressing the negative economic, environmental, social and urban consequences of traffic congestion. However, Public Transport service planners and operators face a range of practical financial, operational and social challenges in developing services. Financial pressures in particular demonstrate a need for increased productivity in achieving improved outcomes.
The Smart Public Transport Lab at Delft University of Technology is offering a week-long course in public transport planning in Delft since April 2016. This course is provided in association with the Institute of Transport Studies, Monash University and the Transportation Research Institute, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Similar courses have been run before in Australia and New Zealand.
The objectives of the course is to compare between traditional operations and service planning, including scheduling procedures, and new approaches, and to deal with and find solutions to persistent and realistic public transport problems. This course covers public transport planning topics identified as priorities for learning by participants in previous courses. This course covers public transport planning topics identified as priorities for learning by participants in previous courses. They are designed to be relevant to all conventional and emerging public transport modes including bus, tram, rail and on-demand services.
Learning by doing: join us in playing a new service design game on our public transport course
The course includes an exciting interactive service design game where you will gain first-hand experience with making service design decisions and assessing their consequences. You will be asked to look into the specifics of public transport and choose a set of measures for improving the public transport network in The Hague. You will experience the trade-off between different measures and learn how to make service decisions with limited resources
“We have two or three projects this year that will directly benefit from this course” (Transport modeller, Transport planning consultancy group)
“Got some ideas I want to test in our network” (Network planner, urban public transport operator)
“The course will allow me to discuss with my transport consultants and operators in a more informed way” (Public transport analyst, Regional Public Transport Authority)
“Thank you for everything. It was a wonderful course” (Project coordinator, International transport association)
“I was really inspired on the wide range of public transport aspects and mainly the new and the really updated ideas that I have heard here.” (PhD student, Technical University)