The Thessaloniki use case will be focused on studying a DRT service for suburban and exurban with sparse Public Transport network to increase the accessibility and connectivity with the Thessaloniki city centre.
During the pilot, all three levels of the MultiDEPART Planning Tool will be implemented. Through Level 1 we provide Thessaloniki strategic service planning to decide the most suitable area and operation mode. Level 2 allows us to find the best locations for the stops within the selected area and how to operate the service. Finally, in Level 3 the DRT service operation can be simulated to extract the performance indicators of the service.
The Demand Responsive Transit service implemented in the use case of Cervelló (Catalonia) is operated by the Public Transport operator Soler i Sauret, under the authority of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB) and provided by technology provider Nemi.
During the pilot we tested the Dashboard created during the MultiDEPART project. All the data was provided by the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona on the current DRT service operating in Cervelló. The first step consisted of loading the data and creating analysis for each service. After the analysis is carried out, the dashboard was created allowing AMB to view all the selected indicators.
Lisbon is looking at the potential of Demand Responsive Transit to disrupt bus services and take public transport offer to a new level. A first pilot is underway and CARRIS is currently analysing different possibilities to implement new DRT pilots to better understand the contribution of these new technologies to improve its public transport offer.
Lisbon is the MultiDEPART Lighthouse use case where all three tools developed within the project are being implemented: Planning Tool, Dashboard, and Business Tool. The Business Tool will help define if the implementation of the DRT solution will be profitable. It will include a report about different categories that will be positively affected by the implementation and a financial analysis to estimate the profitability of the new service.
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