Session 5A : Activity Session - Designing Feeder Services (in partnership with BEST)

April 16, 2013

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Moderators :

Mr. Prashanth Bachu, EMBARQ India

Mr. Srikant Shastry, EMBARQ India

Facilitators :

Mr. R R Deshpande, Chief Manager (Traffic) BEST

Mr. Victor Nagaonkar, OSD BEST

Background :

Feeder bus services are designed to pick up passengers in a certain locality, and take them to a transfer point where they make an onward journey on a trunk service. This can be another bus, or a rail based service such as a tram, rapid transit or train. Feeder buses act as part of a wider local network, or a regional network. Planning and design of feeder services requires understanding of the existing origin-destination points, network connectivity, ease of transfer from/to the feeder service, competing alternatives, fare pricing, routing etc.

This session will provide an insight into the planning and selection process for feeder routes facilitated by BEST and EMBARQ India. The session will include an interactive discussion between BEST and the attendees. Participants will provide inputs as a group for designing a specific feeder route.

Presentation :

Planning and Design of Feeder Services and Short Routes - BEST and EMBARQ India