Two weeks ago, at TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2022, we were delighted to welcome back the team from Padam Mobility. Jack Holland kicked off his presentation by defining Dynamic Demand Responsive Transport as “a flexible transport solution for the general public or specifically for people with reduced mobility which makes it possible to rationalise the travel offer by adapting it to the actual demand”. Vehicles, either booked in real time or in advance via a booking interface, “replace underused or non-existent fixed bus routes. Their route and occupancy are optimised using algorithms and AI”. Benefits include “improved connections”, “opening up of territories”, “optimising the mobility offer (and facilitating its operation)” and “acting in favour of more sustainable mobility”.
Referencing use cases across France (Greater Paris, Strasbourg and Orléans) and the UK (Lincolnshire Call Connect/Gainsborough pilot and Hertfordshire County Council’s HertsLynx), Jack’s presentation – and the deeper dive roundtable sessions that he hosted with David Carnero and Antoine Turquet – went on to demonstrate how rural and Peri-urban areas which have significant public transport gaps, can use DRT to significantly improve the mobility of their inhabitants. He also provided practical advice on what public authorities need to consider now to successfully implement DDRT into their BSIPs, including creating new transport services and/or replacing underused fixed line services.
If you meet our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us on February 24th for the live in-person event at Nottingham Council House, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” (located at the bottom of the post) to receive a unique link enabling free access to the presentation video recordings and slides (including the film footage and slides from Jack’s initial presentation revealing his 6 practical tips).
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