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• • Tuesday 17 October 2000

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• • Wednesday 18 October 2000

Opening remarks from Chair
      Prof Phil Charles Transport Roundtable Australasia - Brisbane,
      Queensland, Australia

Opening Address
      Les Ford Executive Director Metropolitan Transport Development,       Queensland Transport - Brisbane,Queensland, Australia

Session 1 - The Australasian Context - planning for better urban

Why Busways & Transitways?
Integrated Transport Strategic Framework - to reverse declining patronage, more congestion, more pollution
Challenges faced by public transport industry and prospects for resolution
Service quality: Meeting passenger needs & addressing perceptions
Debate on the role of specific technologies: light rail and bus-based transitways
Emerging environmental technologies

Keynote Speakers
Prof David Hensher Director, Institute of Transport Studies, University of Sydney - Sydney, Australia abstract
Jo Brosnahan Chief Executive, Auckland Regional Council - New

Session 2 - Global Developments

International Developments
¤ Summary of international experiences and development

John Bonsall President, McCormick Rankin International - Canada abstract
Robert Bramen
Senior Vice President, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas Inc - USA abstract
Alexandre Meirelles Traffic Planning Manager, Belo Horizonte
Transport & Traffic Authority - Brazil
Barry Mein Director Transportation Auckland Regional Council - New Zealand abstract

Australasian Developments
¤ Summary of developments, including Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide,

Les Ford Executive Director Metropolitan Transport Development, Queensland Transport - Brisbane, Queensland and Barry Gyte Senior Advisor, Planning & Policy SE Busway Queensland Transport - Brisbane, Australia abstract
Matt Faber Transitways Branch, Roads & Traffic Authority - Sydney, New South Wales abstract
Hugo Llopis Director Metropolitan Infrastructure, Department of Transport - Perth, Western Australia abstract
David Bray Managing Director Economic & Policy Services - Adelaide, South Australia abstract

Session 3 - Designing Bus Services to Meet Market Needs

Service and vehicle design issues - setting minimum service standards for busways
Different models of operation
Choosing the right corridors for each technology
Bus system reorganisation opportunities
Environmental credentials of busways

Jonathon Cook Chief Executive, Hornibrook Bus Lines & Australian Transit Enterprises - Brisbane, Australia abstract
John Devney Senior Public Transport Planner, Maunsell McIntyre - Melbourne, Australia abstract
Peter Anyon Emission Program Director, Parsons Australia - Brisbane, Australia abstract
Magnus Arnstrom Volvo Bus Corporation, Sweden abstract

• • Thursday 19 October 2000

Session 4 - Busway Station Planning, Design and Operations

Urban design and transit planning
Station location, operational issues, capacity issues, treatment of passenger transfer between platforms, disability issues, security, architectural, signing, passenger amenities
Rehabilitation of existing facilities, traffic access issues, impacts on local areas, opportunities for restructuring land use
Operational issues affecting busway station capacity
Relationship to adjacent development

Malcolm Moor Specialist Architect Planner - United Kingdom abstract
Derek Trusler Director 3D WORX Australia (Architect SE Busway) and Barry Gyte Senior Advisor, Planning & Policy SE Busway Queensland Transport - Brisbane, Australia abstract
Philippe Vuaillat Deputy Managing Director, Semaly - France abstract
Dick Fleming Principal Public Transport PPK Environment & Infrastructure - Sydney, Australia abstract
Stein Grodum SE Busway Queensland Transport and Steven Luke Project Manager Connell Wagner - Brisbane, Australia abstract

Session 5 - Busway and Transitway Track Design for Desired

Co-location of light rail on busway and conversion implications
Accessible transport requirements
Safety management planning
Geometric design of busways
Busway design manual

Harry Asche and Andrew Matthews Consultants, Connell Wagner - Brisbane, Queensland Australia abstract
Ray Donato Safety Consultant, SE Busway Donato Consulting - Brisbane, Queensland Australia abstract
Bernie Carolan Director Operations, National Express Group - Melbourne, Victoria Australia abstract
Ken Gosselin Director, McCormick Rankin - Canada and Australia abstract
Session 6 - Intelligent Busways and Transitways

ITS and transit management
Fleet management - AVL, telecommunications, computer aided despatch, scheduling
Traffic management - incident management, signal priority
Public Security
Managing traffic during staged development
Bus technology advances to increase comfort and reduce pollution

Gregory Smith Technical Manager, Mi Transport Systems (formerly Motherwell Information Systems) abstract
Corinne Cadilhac Project Manager, Smart Bus, Department of Infrastructure Victoria - Melbourne Victoria, Australia abstract
Steven Schijns Consultant Project Manager, SE Busway McCormick Rankin - Brisbane Queensland, Australia and Mark Dickson Principal Maunsell McIntyre - Adelaide, South Australia abstract
Steve Begeda Zetron Australasia - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia abstract
Session 7 - Passenger Information and Ticketing

Hierarchy of Traveller information -integrated/multi-modal ATIS; project/mode-specific
Static passenger information needs
Real time information needs, role and potential
Ticketing (integrated) - role of smart cards and electronic fare payment

Peter van Ross Commercial Manager Tyco Integrated Systems - Sydney, NSW Australia abstract
David Panter Project Manager BLISS RAPID Brisbane City Enterprises - Brisbane, Queensland Australia abstract
Richard Fleming Managing Director and Trevor Kranz, ERG Card Systems (Aust) Ltd - Sydney NSW Australia abstract
Dr Olinga Ta'eed Chief Executive Pedagog (Video over Mobile) - United Kingdom and Faezeh Parkes Channel Director, Video Over Mobile 3G, Brisbane Queensland Australia abstract
John Austin Austin Analytics United Kingdom abstract

• • Friday 20 October 2000

Session 8 - Institutional Issues

Issues during Transitway development
Options for project delivery
Options for Long-term Operation
Coordination during and after construction
Special Functions - cleaning, security, contracting out?
Bus service purchaser's point of view
Busway marketing and communication

Don Steele Project Director, South East Busway, Queensland Transport and Bill Guy Associate, Connell Wagner - Brisbane, Queensland Australia abstract
Heather Webster Executive Director, Passenger Transport Board - Adelaide, South Australia abstract
Mark Streeting Associate, Booz Allen & Hamilton - Brisbane and Adrian Webb Project Manager Integrated Ticketing, Queensland Transport - Brisbane Queensland Australia abstract

Session 9 - Evaluation

¤ Economics
¤ Development impact
¤ Financial
¤ Funding
¤ Monitoring
¤ Technology

Roger Allport Director and Roger Childs Technical Director, Halcrow Fox & Associates - United Kingdom abstract
David Bray Managing Director Economic & Policy Services - Adelaide, South Australia abstract
Ian Wallis Senior Associate Booz Allen & Hamilton - New Zealand abstract
John Bowyer ABN AMRO Australia Sydney abstract

Session 10 - Panel Session - Wrap Up

¤ Summing up - lessons learned

Expert Panel
Selection of speakers to be advised

Optional Half Day Tour
¤ Tour Brisbane's South-East Busway, including commentary and presentations by Queensland Transport

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