iRoUTE agenda

Day and time Event
Tuesday 27th June Registration

& coffee/ tea

10 am
11 am Welcome & Introduction
11.30 am NTA’S plans for development of public transport in rural areas in Ireland – Anne Graham, NTA
11.50 am The Role of Technology and Human Behaviour in Creating an Integrated Transport System – Tom Cullen, SIMI
12.10 Coffee/ Tea break
12.30 Workshop 1: Do passengers dream of electric vehicles? What role can new technology play in developing an integrated transport system for Rural & Urban Ireland

Workshop 2: Only losers take the bus?!? Can a national transport plan work without a change in public behaviour?

Workshop 3: Pilots ready for take-off! How to kick-start an Integrated Transport System for your area ?

1.30 Light lunch


2.30 New ICT base for the Belbus in Flanders -Odette Buntinx, De Lijn Belgium
2.50 Implementation of new flexible transport solutions in the province of Gelderland, The Netherlands – Finn Kock Sørensen, FlexDanmark
3.15 Workshop 1: The Lowdown from the Low Countries. What elements of the projects in Flanders and Gelderland provide lessons for an integrated public transport system in Ireland?

Workshop 2: Bending not breaking. Would Irish communities accept/embrace an integrated transport system?

Workshop 3: Public Challenges – Private Opportunities. What can the private sector contribute to a flexible transport system?

4.15 Panel Discussion/ Q&A   & coffee/ tea
8:00 BBQ, Music & Networking event – Paris Texas Bar & Restaurant
Day and time Event
Wednesday 28th June Coffee/ tea
10.30 Welcome & Set context
11.00 Adapting the best elements of the Danish approach to combine several types of transportation – Integrating Transport at the Community Level –Guy Hermans, Forseti
11.20 Integrating Transport at the Community Level –

Brendan Finn, European Transport & Telematics Systems Ltd (ETTS)

11.40 Coffee/ Tea break
12.00 Workshop 1: We’re all in this together – right? How can we address the diverse needs of different user groups (workers, disabled, youth, elderly, visitors, socialisers, etc) in the design of a system?

Workshop 2: What are we missing? What non-vehicle infrastructure needs to be developed to facilitate a truly integrated transport system?

Workshop 3: Giant Leaps- Baby Steps. What are the next steps that need to be taken to develop an integrated transport system for rural and urban Ireland

1.00 Wrap up/panel Discussion
2.00 Light lunch