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June 2013

The final DRT for DRT project event was a workshop at Merseytravel, Liverpool on 13 June. Project findings were presented, together with discussions about the practical requirements for DRT providers to implement the tolls from the project at a local and regional level. The workshop followed on from the ATCO (Association of Transport Coordinating Officers) conference in Liverpool 11-13 June. Dr Tim Ryley spoke about the DRT for DRT project at the ATCO conference. Please find below the workshop and ATCO conference information, and the DRT for DRT presentation from ATCO.

Previous News and Events

June 2012

The DRT for DRT second project workshop took place at Loughborough University on 27 June. The purpose of the DRT for DRT project workshop was to explore developing DRT and sharing good practice. Please find below the programme from the day and a number of presentations:

January 2012

The ‘DRT for DRT’ research team are presenting three papers on the project at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting in Washington D.C. The papers are:

Please follow the links to read more.

December 2011

The first DRT for DRT newsletter is now available; follow this link to find the key outputs from the first year of the project.

June 2011

The DRT for DRT first project workshop took place at Loughborough University. The purpose of the ‘DRT for DRT’ project workshop was to explore the range of public transport service delivery options available, and how these can best meet demand. The workshop involved key stakeholders from local authorities, the Community Transport Association, consultancies and academia, all specialists in DRT. The DRT for DRT team plan for this to be an annual event.


The DRT for DRT team conducted a national review of Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) systems. See the newsletter for a brief summary of findings and this paper for a more detailed report.

November 2010

The launch meeting of DRT for DRT took place at Loughborough University during November. The DRT for DRT team met with the Advisory Committee to explore the future potential for DRT in a changing economic and policy environment. Outcomes from the meeting include a deeper understanding of what operators and policy makers need to know about DRT and this will inform data collection, modelling and forecasts.

A Press Release issued in November generated early interest in the project from a range of key stakeholders. The Press Release is available here.