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METPEX Conference Agenda “Improving passengers’ experience in public transport”

Thursday 10 September 2015  •  Brussels, European Economic and Social Committee
 09:30      Welcome & Registration              
10:00 – 10:45      Opening session
  • Mr Pierre Jean Coulon, Vice President of the Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society, European Economic and Social Committee
  • Mr Keir Fitch, Head of Research and Innovative Transport Systems, European Commission’s Directorate-General Mobility and Transport 
  • Ms Karima Delli, Member of the Transport & Tourism Committee of the European Parliament

10:45 – 11:00   The METPEX approach to quality and accessibility of public transport

  • Mr Patrick Mercier-Handisyde, Principal Administrator, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Prof. Andree Woodcock, University of Coventry

11:00 – 12:30  The passengers’ perspective in public transport: what are the real needs?

Panel discussion  & Debate

Moderator: Mr Tiago Pimentel, Manager VTM

12:30 – 13:30      Lunch break  

13.30 – 14:45      Planning and rollout of accessible and human-centred public transport services in Europe.  

Panel discussion  & Debate

Moderator: Dr Marco Diana, Politecnico di Torino

14:45 – 15:00  Coffee break

15:00 – 16:15      Offering accessible public transport service in practice – benefits, obstacles and solutions

  • Ms Johanna Ervér, Storstockholms Lokaltrafik  (Stockholm Public Transport)
  • Mr Stefan Back, President of the Permanent Study Group “Implementation of the White Paper on Transport”, European Economic and Social Committee
  • Mr Fabio Nussio, Head of International Affairs, Rome Mobility Agency

Panel discussion  & Debate

Moderator:  Dr Fotis Liotopoulos,, CEO  

16:15 – 16:30 Closing Remarks

  • Mr John Porter, Director, Interactions Research
  • Dr Merja Hoppe, Senior Researcher,  ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences