Local Transport Days 2011

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Topic: Innovations in tariff and distribution

Venue: Congress Palais Kassel

Date: October 13/14, 2011


Thursday, October 13, 2011


Welcome and introduction

Moderation:   Prof. Dr. Carsten Sommer, Head of Department of Transport Planning and Systems, University of Kassel 


Registration and snack

12:30 p.m.


Prof. Dr. Carsten Sommer
Bernhard Maßberg, Head of Department Mobility and Transport,
Hessian Ministry of Economics, Transport and Regional Development

1:00 p.m.

Future of Public Transport
Dr. Claus Doll, Dr. Michael Krail, Competence Center Sustainability and Infrastructure Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI

1:30 p.m.

Tariff and distribution from the passenger's point of view
Iko Tönjes, Regional Executive North Rhine-Westphalia, Verkehrsclub Deutschland (VCD)

2:00 p.m.

Current developments in tariff and sales
Dr. Till Ackermann, Head of Economics, Marketing, Tariff and Sales, Association of German Transport Companies (VDV)

2:30 p.m.

Coffee break

Innovative developments in sales

Moderation:  Michael Kluger, Head of Mobility, Regional Management North Hesse 

15:00 Uhr

eTicket Germany - a vision becomes reality
Prof. Knut Ringat, Spokesman of the Management Board, Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund


Touch&Travel on the way to the future
Birgit Wirth, Project Manager Touch&Travel, DB Mobility Logistics AG


Direct Marketing in Public Transport
Dr. Thorsten Ebert, Member of the Board, Kasseler Verkehrs-Gesellschaft

6:00 p.m.

Supporting program



Friday, October 14, 2011

Current questions about the tariff

Moderation:   Prof. Dr. Uwe Köhler, VKT 

9:30 a.m.

Senior fares - a must for an aging society?
Heinz Hauschildt, Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr

10:00 Uhr

Passenger and revenue increase through target group specific tariff offers
Jochen Sauer, Head of Public Transport Surveys, WVI Prof. Dr. Wermuth Verkehrsforschung und Infrastrukturplanung GmbH

10:30 a.m.

The GVH Social Ticket - Introduction and Evaluation of a Social Tariff for Public Transport in the Hannover Region
Ulf Mattern, Managing Director, Großraum-Verkehr Hannover (GVH)

11:00 a.m.

Coffee break

New possibilities of tariffing

Moderation:  Prof. Dr. Carsten Sommer 

11:30 Uhr

eTicket in Münster - The marketing approach of the multifunctional PlusCard
Reinhard Schulte, Head of Local Transport Management, Stadtwerke Münster

12:00 p.m.

Electronic fares
Dr.-Ing. Torsten Gründel, Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (IVI)

12:30 p.m.

Intermodal Tariffs
Claudia Witte, Department of Transportation Planning and Systems, University of Kassel

1:00 p.m.


End of the event