About PPTS


Who Can Benefit from this Course in Public Transport?

This course is specifically designed for professionals in the public transport industry, including urban and transport planners, analysts, operators, and consultants. However, early-career researchers may also find this program useful.

Overcoming Challenges in Public Transit for Better Cities and Regions
Public transportation is often the go-to solution for addressing the economic, social, and environmental challenges of traffic in cities and regions worldwide. However, it’s easier said than done. The individuals responsible for designing and managing public transportation services face a range of obstacles, including financial constraints, operational roadblocks, and social challenges, that make it difficult to deliver results.

The most significant challenge of all is cash. Meeting the need for better transit requires planners to be more innovative and efficient in their approach. The public transit system is undergoing a transformation due to the rise of urbanization, shared economies, big data, and environmental concerns. It’s a thrilling and unpredictable journey!


Inclusive Course Content for Public Transport Planning
This course is designed to be comprehensive and informative. It covers a wide range of topics relevant to public transport planning, including strategic planning, network design, economic appraisal methods, performance evaluation, market forecasting, and priority measures. 


The course also focuses on improving service reliability, enhancing the transfer experience, and exploring new emerging on-demand services. It is specifically tailored to meet the learning objectives identified as priorities by previous course participants. The course content is applicable to all conventional public transport modes, including bus, tram, and rail.

Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our participants say:

The PPTS course does not only provide new knowledge but also new international connections in the domain of public transport planning and research

Thanks for this inspiring four days. Loads of info in combination with catching up nice and inspiring people.

I learned a lot and I really enjoyed everything also that everyone was from different internationals

Planning public transport services is a fast moving field. The PPTS course enables you to engage with the front line of on-going developments

The PPTS course does not only provide new knowledge but also new international connections in the domain of public transport planning and research

PPTS 23 arms transit professionals with new tools and thinking to address the significant challenges facing todays industry

Presently, it is evident that more than half the world’s population resides in cities with expected growth.
The solutions for the future must be based on prudent public transport modes to be covered by the PPTS course.

The mix of attendees is nice. Having researchers, phd students and practitioners in one place is good, because you can learn from each other.
From a research perspective, the methods used in practice often look old fashioned compared to the fancy (new) stuff done in research. Meeting practitioners often brings me down to the real problems in field.