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The subject of the event is local public transport (ÖPNV) in Germany. In order to describe the existing framework conditions, the legal requirements for local public transport at EU, federal and state level as well as the actors involved in local public transport planning including their roles in the planning process will first be considered. In these contexts, aspects of public transport financing are also addressed. Subsequently, the demand for public transport services is analysed and conclusions for the dimensioning and planning of public transport services are derived. Following on from this, the planning phase is concretised and concluded with operational and resource deployment planning. The operation of the planned service is also initially considered from the demand or customer perspective. The resulting requirements for passenger information and the control of the operation, especially in the event of a disruption, are dealt with in greater depth in the lecture.
The lecture primarily aims at conveying the following skills and knowledge to the students:
- Knowledge of the legal and organizational conditions of ÖPNV planning and an understanding of the consequences thereof for supply and operation
- Knowledge of ÖPNV-related aspects of transport demand and the ability to draw conclusions regarding the size and shape of the ÖPNV supply
- Knowledge of the mechanisms and parameters of operation and resource-use planning and the ability to conduct their own basic planning independently
- Knowledge of the characteristics and problems of ÖPNV operation and the ability to solve simple problems on their own
Further information about the lecture, the exercise and the exam can be found in RWTHonline.