Demand Responsive Transport (DRT): Where does it fit in? – E-Learning Course

In today’s fast-paced world, the quest for convenience has become a driving force in every aspect of our lives, including transportation. As cities continue to grow, it’s crucial to develop adaptable transportation systems that can cater to the ever-changing needs of passengers. This is where Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) comes into play.

In our quest to reveal the role of DRT in reshaping urban mobility, we’ve created a comprehensive free e-learning course titled “Demand Responsive Transport (DRT): Where does it fit in?”

This course, available for free on Urban Mobility Courses, is designed to empower individuals and professionals with the knowledge needed to navigate the dynamic landscape of modern transportation effectively.

Demand Responsive Transport (DRT): Where does it fit in?

Course Content

DRT: The Evolution and Applications

Our course delves into the history and evolution of DRT, tracing its roots and highlighting the pivotal moments that have shaped its development. From its humble beginnings to its current applications, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of how DRT has evolved over time.

One of the course’s core objectives is to explore the multifaceted applications of DRT. It’s not just about transportation; it’s about transforming the way we move in our neighborhoods. Whether you’re a civil servant, a transport engineer, a planner, part of an urban mobility startup, or engaged in the public transport industry, this course equips you with the knowledge and insights to harness the potential of DRT in various scenarios.

Challenges and Policy Considerations

However, implementing DRT is not without its challenges. Our course doesn’t shy away from addressing the operational challenges that come with DRT. From logistical complexities to ensuring passenger satisfaction, you’ll gain insights into the hurdles that need to be overcome for successful DRT deployment.

Furthermore, understanding the policy considerations is crucial. DRT doesn’t exist in isolation but operates within the framework of local and regional policies. This course will guide you through the intricacies of policy development and implementation, ensuring that you are well-equipped to navigate this critical aspect of DRT.

Evaluating Performance

DRT is not just a concept but a practical solution that should yield tangible results. To ensure that you’re not only knowledgeable but also capable of implementing DRT effectively, our course equips you with the skills to evaluate key performance indicators (KPIs). You’ll learn how to measure the success of DRT services, enabling you to make data-driven decisions that enhance efficiency and passenger satisfaction.

Who is this course for?

Our course is designed to be accessible to a wide range of individuals and professionals who share an interest in DRT and its potential impact on urban mobility. The target audience includes:

  1. Civil Servants in Cities and Local Governments: Those involved in city planning and development can leverage their newfound knowledge to make informed decisions regarding DRT implementation in their communities.

  2. Transport Engineers and Planners: Professionals in transportation-related fields will gain valuable insights into how DRT can be integrated into existing infrastructure and planning processes.

  3. Sales and Project Teams of Urban Mobility Startups: Entrepreneurs and professionals working in urban mobility startups will discover how DRT can be a game-changer in their business models.

  4. Public Transport Industry Professionals: Individuals working in the public transport sector will find this course beneficial for staying up-to-date with emerging trends and innovations in urban mobility.

By the end of this course, you will have not only developed a comprehensive understanding of DRT but also acquired the skills necessary to evaluate and implement DRT services effectively.

Join us on Urban Mobility Courses and be part of the movement to create cities where transportation is not just a means of getting from point A to point B but an integral part of creating efficient, flexible, and accessible urban environments for all. Together, we can pave the way for a future where urban mobility is not just a necessity but a delightful experience.

Are you ready to transform the way we move in our neighborhoods? Dive into our course today and be at the forefront of the urban mobility revolution.

Course Instructor: Sandra Phillips


Sandra’s work focuses on building healthier communities through shared mobility reducing dependency on private car ownership while increasing alternative options for everyone, her specialty being systemic change. She is teaching at University St. Gallen, UBC and SFU on the topic and has worked with public transit authorities, micromobility providers and cities across the world. Her work in shared mobility has garnered her a TED talk, a Clean50 and the 2021 Change Maker Award.

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