BEST News Update # 4 - 2012

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BEST News Update # 4: Results of the Survey 2012

The results of the BEST Survey 2012 are now available. The report with city results have been distributed to the contact persons in each participating organisation. The name of the contact person in each organisation are listed at the end of this newsletter.

The complete database with all results are also available in the web report (see
BEST web report updated with 2012 results

The BEST web report have been updated with the 2012 results. If you do not have a username or password, contact BEST project manager. There are four main types of reports available in the web report:

1. Index comparisons
2. Quality elements comparisons
3. Subgroups comparisons
    o Index
    o Quality elements
    o Public transport mode
4. Tables
     o Index
     o Quality elements

It is also possible to export results to Excel, making it easier to make you own graphs/tables or other presentation material based on the BEST data. You will find this feature if you go to the tab “Tables” in the web report.
BEST Seminar - deadline for registering 20th of April
The BEST Seminar will take place in Barcelona on the 24th and 25th of May 2012. At the seminar Xavier Roselló, Assistant Technical Director of the Autoritat del Transport Metropolità, will present the strategy for developing the public transport system in the Catalan capital. Deadline for registering as participant at the seminar is: 20th of April 2012. For more information about the seminar and the seminar programme, click at the links below:

Invitation to BEST Seminar 2012 - including practical information
Preliminary programme - BEST Seminar 2012
Seminar venue and accomodation

The seminar will take place in Hotel Claris. It is located in the Eixample neighbourhood in the centre of Barcelona, a stone´s throw from Passeig de Gràcia and 10 minutes away from Plaça Catalunya, the city´s nerve centre. Just a few minutes away from Hotel Claris you can pay a visit to the finest works by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, like the building of La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, get closer to the city´s Gothic quarter or tour the city´s great avenues like Passeig de Gràcia and the Rambla de Catalunya.
Join us on LinkedIn

BEST has established a closed group on LinkedIn for its members and partners. The objective is to make it easier to create and maintain a relevant network with other PT professionals in Europe.
Join our group on LinkedIn
Visit the BEST web site
Log in to the BEST web report
BEST contact persons in participating cities
Jesper Wibrand (
Fabrice Etienne (
Antti Vuorela (
Jonas Medin (
Vienna - VOR
Christian Neuner (
Gylve Aftret Sandal (
Johan Willis (
Contact us
Suvi Rihtniemi
BEST Chairperson
Executive Director of HSL

Antti Vuorela
BEST Vice Chairman
Tel: +358 40 5044 582

Kjetil Vrenne
BEST Project Manager
Tel: +47 922 53 471
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