Bus Planning, Regulation and Operation

Language: English, Bahasa Indonesia
Place: Indonesia
Duration: 1 - 2 days
Partner: GIZ-SUTP
Principles: 5. Implementing Transit improvements
Net Time Effort: under 20 hours

Final Training Objectives

• Exchanged on present limitations of bus route network, licensing scheme, operations and service levels

• Exchanged on bus route planning

• Reviewed operations planning and design of formal bus operations

• Reviewed licensing systems and bus contracting options

• Discussed regulatory framework for public transport

• Introduced service level benchmarks, monitoring and evaluation

• Reviewed integration within formal bus transport and with informal transport and NMT

Target Group

This course targets those individuals and organizations that have a role in delivering public transport to developing cities. Such actors may include:

• Local, regional, and national political officials

• Local regional, and national technical staff

• Local and international consultants

• Non-governmental organizations

• Academic staff and researchers

• Private sector operators and technology firms

• Multi-lateral and bi-lateral international organizations


The training includes expert presentations, exercises, moderated discussions and case studies.


The course aims to provide municipality staff, national Government planners and policy -makers, consultants, and international actors with an overview of important bus reform elements, such as bus planning, regulation, and operation. It provides information on how to restructure formal urban bus transport, improve service quality and set service level benchmarks. Further more better integration among formal bus services and with informal transport and NMT is dealt with. Dive-in subjects may include the planning and implementation of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems as well as Bus Regulation and Planning. It can be complemented, in modular form, with any of the other courses.

Training Modules

• Introduction to high level urban bus transport

• Bus network and route planning

• Operations planning and design of formal bus operations

• Regulatory framework for public transport, licensing schemes and bus contracting options

• Service level benchmarks, monitoring and evaluation

• Integration within formal bus transport and with informal transport and NMT

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