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CPD Seminar: Planning and Implementing Bus-based Transit Systems

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 14 November 2012
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Engineers Ireland and CILT members: €245


    Online booking only available to Engineers Ireland members.
    CILT members should contact the CPD team to book their place.


  • CPD Credit
    1 hour   C1

Planning and Implementing Bus-based Transit Systems

Using International Experience for Adaptable, Sustainable and Economical Transit in Ireland

The seminar is organised in association with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

Seminar Overview

This seminar brings together some of the leading international practitioners of bus transit infrastructure design, as well as the key players in the planning and management of public transport services in Ireland. The purpose of the seminar is to explore how various aspects of international practice might be implemented in the Irish marketplace to improve the style and quality of service offered by our bus operators. The seminar covers infrastructure provision, operations management, vehicle design and Intelligent Transport Systems and includes a number of presentations on successful implementations abroad.

The seminar will also explore more radical solutions such as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). It will look at its implementation in similar size cities abroad and will discuss its possible roll-out in Dublin, Belfast and Cork.

Seminar Aim

The seminar will inform the Irish audience of developments in international practice and to explore how such developments might be applicable to the Irish market


Session 1: 09:00 – 10:40 – Transportation requirements in Ireland – Policy Perspective

  • Bus Transport in Ireland – Importance and Opportunities
    Gerry Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority
  • Rebalancing road space to reflect transportation policy
    Prof. Austin Smyth, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • Key concepts and issues for high quality bus based systems
    Brendan Finn, Transport Consultant, ETTS Ltd.

Session 2: 11:10 – 12:50 – International Practice – Design and Engineering

  • Overall approach to design and development of bus based transit system, value engineering, critical success factors
    Colin Brader, Managing Director, Integrated Transport Planning Ltd. (UK)
  • Case Study: Nantes – hierarchical network design, busway and QBC corridors Damien Garrigue, Direction Générale de Déplacement, Nantes Metropole (FR)
  • Experience with BRT design in South Africa
    Joe Seymour, Regional Manager, Transportation, AECOM

Session 3: 14:00 – 15:30 - International practice – implementation and operation

  • Vehicle design for high quality and high capacity bus transit
    David Barnett, Development Engineering Manager, Wright Bus, Ballymena
  • Operations Management, ITS and Customer Systems
    Finola O’Driscoll/ Tim Gaston, NTA
  • Implementing Rapid Transit in Belfast
    Ciaran de Burca, Director, Transport Projects Division, Department for Regional Development, Northern Ireland

Session 4: 15:50 – 17:20. Applicability to Ireland

  • Preliminary review of BRT for Dublin and regional cities
    Hugh Creegan, National Transport Authority and David King, Railway Procurement Agency
  • Proposed Cork BRT – concept, status and potential impact
    Noel Tummon, Senior Executive Engineer, Traffic Division, Cork City
  • Complementary tools for public transport service improvements
    Anne Graham, director of Public Transport Services, National Transport Authority

Who should attend

The seminar will be of interest to transport investment program managers, network planners, traffic and transport engineers, infrastructure design engineers, consultants, transport managers and other transport professionals working in national agencies,local authorities,engineering consultancies, transport logisticians, bus operators and other organisations involved in the planning and implementation of bus infrastructure and bus routes.

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14 November 2012