BEST News Update # 5 - 2013

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BEST work shops autumn 2013 - update

In this issue you will find information about the BEST work shops that are going to be held during the autumn of 2013. There will be three workshops and a meeting in the permanent working group related to key figures.

1. Working group: Key figure database, SLL, Stockholm, 9th of October
2. Work shop: How to increase PT ridership? HSL, Helsinki 21st of October
3. Work shop: Prices & fares, Movia, Copenhagen, 24th of October
4. Work shop: Traffic information, Ruter, Oslo, 28th of November

The working group (Key figure database) is for invited participants only. The workshops are open to all, but please register as soon as possible, by sending an e-mail to BEST project manager.

The workshops will be organised in the same way as the previous years. This means that there might be a presentation from an external specialist of the topic in question in the beginning of each workshop, and that all participating organizations will have to make a presentation as well. An important part of the workshops is also to have an open and informal discussion of the topics in question with others facing the same challenges.

Below you will find more info about the topic and target group for each of the work shops.

Click the link to register as a work shop participant
Permanent working group - BEST Key figure database

The permanent working group will have its next meeting in Stockholm on the 9th of October. For more information about the working group contact Bjørn Marklund in SLL.

Contact Björn Marklund, SLL
Program BEST Key figure database
Work shop: How to increase PT ridership?

The first work shop this autumn is to be held in Helsinki. The topic is how to increase PT ridership, and it will be held in HSL offices on the 21st of October.

The goal of the workshop is to introduce ways to increase PT ridership in 1-10 years. The solutions may be either rearranging network, using new planning methods and tools, residential interaction, new investments or other significant means.
Each city will have a presentation of 30 minutes were they present ways of increasing PT ridership in their city/region.

Presentations by HSL:
  • Kutsuplus: A new innovative mode of public transport between bus and taxi services (Head of Kutsuplus group Kari Rissanen), see for more information
  • Using geoinformatics to improve transit ridership - LISSU network planning tool as an example (Public Transport Planner Reetta Koskela)
Presentations by external speakers:
  • How to increase PT ridership in HSL area (CEO Juhani Bäckström, Trafix Oy)
  • Increasing customer satisfaction using customer feedback data (Partner, Doctor of Science Sampsa Laine, Data Rangers Oy)

For more info contact Antti Vuorela
Preliminary program: How to increase PT-ridership?
More info about Kutsuplus
Work shop: Prices & fares

The second work shop will be about prices & fares, and will take place in Copenhagen on the 24th of October.

The work shop will focus on how your organizations work with prices and fares? The main purpose of this workshop is to share experience concerning prices and fares. The city presentation can concern a concrete case/project, for example harmonizing zone structure or it could be a presentation of your organizations strategy concerning prices, fares or ticket portfolio.

The target group is people working with price setting, fares and zone structure.

For more info about the work shop, contact Jesper Wibrand in Movia.

For more info contact Jesper Wibrand, Movia
Preliminary program: Fares & prices
Work shop: Traffic information

The last BEST work shop in 2013 will be related to traffic & travel information. It will take place the 28th of November in Ruters offices in Oslo. More information about this work shop will follow.

For more info contact Marina Heyerdahl, Ruter
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Contact us
Jens Plambeck
BEST Chairman
Director of Strategic Development, SL

Pernilla Helander
BEST Vice chairperson
Head of Analysis, SL
Tel: +46 8 686 1493

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