PPTS-Course 2023

The course will provide the ultimate guide to public transport planning, operations and policy. The objective of the course is to combine traditional operations and new approaches to service planning and finding solutions to difficult and persistent public transport problems. 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.

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 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.

Our speakers

The course is designed for professionals working in the public transport domain including urban and transport planners, operators and analysts, consultants as well as for young researches.The course is designed for professionals working in the public transport domain including urban and transport planners, operators and analysts, consultants as well as for young researches.

Graham Currie

MONASH UNIVERSITY, AUSTRALIA 

Prof Currie is a renowned international Public Transport research leader and policy advisor with over 30 years experience.  He has published more research papers in leading international peer research journals in this field than any other researcher in the world.

Avi Ceder

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology T

Professor Avishai (Avi) Ceder is recognised internationally for his contributions to transportation research. His Research interests include: Public Transport, Operations Research, Human Factors and Behavior, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Road Safety, Traffic Control, Logistics.

Oded Cats

TU Delft 

Oded Cats is an Associate Professor in the Department of Transport and Planning and a co-leader of the Smart Public Transport Lab. His research interests lie in the intersection between transport networks, operations, policy and travel behaviour, especially in the context of multi-modal metropolitan public transport systems.

Niels van Oort

TU Delft