Course information

Challange

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.

Association

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.

Objectives

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.

Learn and Experience - Gaming

Learn and Experience - Gaming

New in our public transport course, learn and experience unique examples of public transport planning and operations. The course includes a guided study visit excursion to gain first-hand experience with state-of-the-art public transport planning and operations. In previous editions, we visited, for instance, the new Rotterdam Central Station, an intermodal hub including high-speed international, national and regional train services, metro, tram, bus and a garage for 5,000 bikes. We also have visited the new North-South line in Amsterdam and the Zero Emission bus fleet and facilities near Schiphol Airport.

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

This course is provided in association with the Institute of Transport Studies, Monash University, the Transportation Research Institute, Technion, and the Delft University of Technology.

Our Team

This course is provided in association with the Institute of Transport Studies, Monash University, the Transportation Research Centre at the University of Auckland and the Delft University of Technology.
Graham Currie
Graham Currie
MONASH UNIVERSITY, AUSTRALIA
Avi Ceder
Avi Ceder
TECHNION-ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Oded Cats
Oded Cats
TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS
Niels van Oort
Niels van Oort
TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS

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