Back to Top

Demand-responsive public transport: successful experiences debated in Catalonia

Author: Cosimo Chiffi
Posted on: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 19:21

Minutes and presentations of the thematic workshop on "Transport a la Demanda" held in Barcelona last 1st July now available.

After several years from their first implementations in early 2000, including the Drinbus of Genova tested in CIVITAS CARAVEL, demand-responsive transport services (DRTS)  demonstrated be a reliable and effective alternative to traditional fixed-route, timetable-based bus lines. More than simply undercutting operative costs,"on demand" services are well appreciated by the users and can be a solution for widening the public transport network and accessibility to/from low-demand, sub-urban and rural areas.

There are currently more than 214 flexible services in operation in Catalonia. Also the Spanish region of Castilla y Leon has implemented a large scheme with 108 communities served by DRTS. Solutions have to be tailored to every specific case and territory but ITS solutions and proven experiences are widely available. The CIVITAS thematic group Collective Passenger transport contributed to a thematic workshop organised last 1st July 2014 by the Catalan Government and the regional association of catalan cities dealing with urban mobility AMTU. Three CIVITAS speakers from Genova, Parma and Bologna presented their experiences together with the representatives of Castellar del Vallès, Alella and the company GMV. The event was attended by 86 participants.

Presentations and results of the workshop are now available on the event page.     

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments

News Search

Latest Events

14/05/2018 to 15/05/2018
Registration has opened for the European Commission's 5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban M...
17/05/2018 to 18/05/2018
The next CiViNET Spain and Portugal local Forum will take place at the same time as the next CiViNET...
17/05/2018 to 18/05/2018
IX Fórum CiViNet Espanha – Portugal Cascais Maio/2018   O Transporte Público enquanto impulsionad...
22/05/2018 to 23/05/2018
It's time to tame the car. Cities are recognising that their success and their citizens’ well-being...
23/05/2018 to 25/05/2018
A European conference celebrating urban transport nodes and urban (re)development around main public...