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On-demand ridesharing provides the opportunity to enrich the traditional public transport offering and diversify the service portfolio. They are designed to improve transport accessibility for people. Not only can the services help connect people who have mobility issues or whose journeys do not fit along standard routes to public transport, they can also be useful in first/last mile connectivity, and may attract new user groups who currently be dependent on private vehicles.

On-demand bus services are specifically useful where the cost of fixed route, fixed schedule services may be high in proportion to the demand such as sparsely populated areas or during odd times of the day.

For public transport operators, coordinating on-demand ride-sharing with scheduled public transport, for example through the pricing system or operational times, can result in a win-win proposition. This coordination is also key to keeping the sector relevant in context of the autonomous vehicle revolution. Furthermore, efficiently integrating on-demand ride-sharing options by building integrated mobility platforms such as MaaS would pave the way towards more sustainable urban mobility in the future in urban environment.

It is therefore believed that on-demand bus services will be rolled out more broadly and will develop into a standard part of the public transport offering in the near future.

The training and all training materials will be provided in English, and Simultaneous Interpretation (SI) from English to Chinese will be provided in the classroom training


  • Broaden your knowledge and widen your perspective on demand responsive transport by learning and sharing experience with professional leaders
  • Understand the suitability of demand responsive transport within a public transport network and its scenarios
  • Discuss the key ingredients for a successful deployment: from operational, infrastructure, technology and regulatory perspectives.
  • Get a hands-on experience by discussing during workshop the deployment of demand responsive vehicles
  • Learn from best practices in within and outside Asia


  • Get inspired by our trainers, understand the main aspects of demand responsive transport and learn from successful best practice
  • Participate to interactive plenary sessions with introduction by course leaders, presentation by the trainer and open discussion with participants
  • Challenge your practical knowledge in this professional field
  • Address the topic from an international perspective, enriched by different cultural approaches and points of views
  • Participate to workshops and a technical visit allowing you to apply on a concrete case the main principles and tools learned
  • Benefit from a unique exchange of knowledge and experience between professionals


  • Staff from bus and public transport planning departments
  • Strategy planners, mobility planners and land use planners
  • Professionals working on transport and urban policy
  • Professionals working for transport authorities, operators and consultancies
  • The course is suitable for participants from companies worldwide


Our skillful trainers are composed of international experts and professionals with extensive experience and knowledge in accessibility in public transport.  

Our lead trainer will be:

 Mr. Alok JAIN, former D. Operations Director of KMB Hong Kong and General Manager-Marketing of MTR Corporation and Managing Director, Trans-Consult Asia, Hong Kong


Mr. Alok JAIN, former D. Operations Director of KMB Hong Kong and General Manager-Marketing of MTR Corporation and Managing Director, Trans-Consult Asia, Hong Kong



 The following topics will be covered:

  • Urban form and suitability of demand responsive transport
  • Design of a demand responsive system
  • Regulatory perspective towards on-demand transport
  • Pricing and ticketing
  • Analytics and predictive planning
  • Demand-Responsive Public Transport - Shenzhen’s innovative On-Demand service

*UITP reserves the right to make amendments to the programme or any related activity



Early Bird until 25/08/2019

After 25/08/2019


1210 €

1690 €

Member « developing nations »*

885 €

1235 €


1635 €

2280 €

Non-member « developing nations »*

1095 €

1540 €

Group UITP Member (4 or +)

1130 €

Group UITP Member (4 or +) « developing nations »*

830 €

Group UITP non Member (4 or +)

1520 €

Group UITP non Member (4 or +) « developing nations »*

1020 €

* Participants from developing nations benefit from a special discount. Check here the list of eligible countries.

Terms and Conditions

Please download our Terms and Conditions here.

Please note fees do not include visa application or arrangement. Please contact your local travel agent or local embassy for travel visa to China.

Participants are also required to make their own arrangement of accommodation in China.

**Registration fees are transferable to another employee of the same organization but it is non-refundable.

Registration is on first-come-first-served basis as there is limited capacity for the training programme.  Your participation will only be confirmed when we receive the full payment on or before 13 September 2019

For group registration (visa enquiry and/or logistics etc), please contact:

Sanxi DONG 
Manager, UITP China Liaison Office
Tel: (+86 755) 8895 9188
Email: sanxi.dong@uitp.org


Mr. Alok JAIN, former D. Operations Director of KMB Hong Kong and General Manager-Marketing of MTR Corporation and Managing Director, Trans-Consult Asia, Hong Kong



This programme is kindly hosted by SZBG.

Shenzhen Bus Group Co., Ltd. (SZBG), established in 1975, is the largest joint venture of public transportation in Shenzhen, with a long standing history and premium brand. SZBG has more than 28,000 employees, operates 346 bus routes, and owns a fleet of 12,813 vehicles (including 6,053 fully electric buses and 4,681 fully electric taxis). There are 104 charging stations and 1,704 charging piles, and the depot area is 940,000 square meters. The Group has achieved full electrification at the end of 2018.