Thredbo 16 Conference Program

Sunday 25 to Thursday 29 August 2019

Nanyang Executive Centre at 60 Nanyang View, Singapore 639673 (located in Nanyang Technological University)


Sunday 25 August

Time Details Venue
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Delegate registration

Education Wing Atrium

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Welcome reception


Monday 26 August

Time Details Venue

8:00am

Delegate registration

Education Wing Atrium

9:00am

Opening of conference

Welcome
Professor David Hensher, International Conference Chair

The Auditorium

9:10am

Opening Remarks by NTU

9:20am

Plenary session: Keynote address
by Guest of Honour Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore

10:00am

Morning tea break

10:30am

Operator and Regulator Roundtable Discussion

11:45am

Plenary Session: PT Fare Affordability Benchmarking
Professor Michael Li

12:15pm

Workshop rules
Professor David Hensher, International Conference Chair

12:30pm

Lunch

1:45pm

Workshop sessions

Workshop sessions run concurrently and delegates remain with their workshop throughout the conference.

Workshop 1. Models of mainstream public transport provision

Large Lecture Room 1

Workshop 2. Practical considerations in implementing different institutional regimes

Large Lecture Room 2

Workshop 3. Emerging business models and implications for the transport ecosystem

Small Lecture Room 1

Workshop 4. Realising the potential benefits of demand-responsive travel

Small Lecture Room 2

Workshop 5. How much regulation should disruptive transportation technologies be subject to?

Small Lecture Room 3

Workshop 6. Better service delivery through modal integration

Small Lecture Room 4

Workshop 7. Assessing the wider benefits of public transport projects

Seminar Room

Workshop 8. Beyond the farebox: sustainable funding of public transport by better understanding service values

Seminar Room

3:45pm

Afternoon tea

4:15pm

Workshop sessions

6:00pm

Close

Tuesday 27 August

Time Details Venue

9:00am

Workshop sessions

10:00am

Morning tea

10:30am

Workshop sessions

12:30pm

Lunch

1:45pm

Workshop sessions

3:45pm

Afternoon tea

4:15pm

Workshops sessions

5:30pm

Close

6:45pm

Dinner Under the Stars

Land Transport Authority’s Central Green (TBC)


Wednesday 28 August

Time Details

9:00am

Workshop sessions

10:00am

Morning tea

10:30am

Workshop sessions

12:30pm

Lunch

2:00pm

Social tour (optional)

6:00pm

Conference banquet dinner
Announcement of Thredbo 17 venue
Announcement of Tower Transit Award winners
Venue: TBA


Thursday 29 August

Time Details Venue

9:00am

Presentation
Professor Kara Kockelman, University of Texas

9:30am

Presentation
Professor Julian Wright, National University of Singapore

10:00am

Morning tea

10:30am

Reports from Workshops 1-4

Auditorium

12:30pm

Lunch

1:45pm

Reports from Workshops 5-8

Auditorium

3:45pm

Afternoon tea

4:15pm

Michael Beesley Award

Presentation of shortlisted papers
Early career transport professionals

Presentation of award
Associate Professor Wijnand Veeneman (Michael Beesley Award Chair)

5:50pm

Conference close
Dr Leong Wai Yan (Conference Chair) and Professor David Hensher (International Conference Series Chair)

6:00pm

End

Friday 30 August

Time Details

9:00am - 4:00pm

Technical tour of Singapore Bus Academy’s Bus Technical Specialist Certification Centre (BTSCC), Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (optional)

The BTSCC supports the training needs of technicians by providing a conducive environment for technical training and certification, with specialised training facilities that use innovative technologies such as augmented reality and tablet devices to provide an interactive learning experience.

Singapore Bus Academy logo

Lunch

Visit to LTA’s SG Mobility Gallery

The Singapore Mobility Gallery provides a behind-the-scenes look at how LTA plans, designs and builds our transport system while balancing efficiency, liveability and inclusivity as it leverages technology for smarter urban mobility. The gallery provides a host of interactive activities and multi-sensory exhibits, such as taking on the role of a transport planner and trying their hands at planning an efficient and sustainable transport network and experience the work of public transport workers through Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) experiential activities.

Singapore Mobility Gallery logo

Round-up Discussion on Singapore’s Land Transport Master Plan 2040