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The DRT Cost and Demand Prognostication Model will be developed by Spare Labs

One of the critical tasks of the RESPONSE project which aim is to develop demand-responsive transport (DRT) in rural areas of the Baltic Sea region, is to create a Demand-Responsive Transport (DRT) cost and demand prognostication model. Recently SEI Tallinn conducted a public procurement to secure a service provider who would develop the model and related guidance material. The successful offer was submitted by Spare Labs.

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DRT communication needs - stakeholder survey results

Demand-responsive transport of DRT is a relatively new concept. Yet it has the potential to bring many benefits to the transport sector, especially to vulnerable customers. By accommodating the needs of travellers (letting them choose the time and route of their journey) and rethinking how public transport can be organised in especially sparsely populated rural regions, DRT has what it takes to ceate a win-win situation for all parties.
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How is demand-responsive transport perceived by vulnerable travel groups?

What do vulnerable travel groups such as the elderly or disabled persons appreciate in demand-responsive transport? And what should transport companies and bus drivers know about the experiences of vulnerable travel groups in order to be able to improve the service? Researchers from Karlstad University conducted a thorough study and created a handbook to shed light on the topic.
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Mapping study of DRT business models has been published

SEI Tallinn's researchers have concluded the research on demand-responsive transport in the Baltic Sea Region.

The publication - DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORT (DRT) IN THE BALTIC SEA REGION AND BEYOND: A mapping study of business models and targeted barrier-enabler analysis for policy makers - gives an overview of DRT experiences in 12 countries and benchmarks these to service models operating within the Baltic Sea Region.
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Amidst times of change: asking for feedback from public transport users

How does a pandemic and introduction of pilots change passengers’ travel behaviour and perceived accessibility amongst vulnerable groups? RESPONSE partner Värmland Region in Sweden is launching a customer survey to find out. Here's the overview by Sebastian Tay Hannebo from Värmland.
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