Navigating success and challenges: A deep dive into Demand-Responsive Transport operations

Watch this comprehensive webinar designed to shed light on the evolving landscape of DRT services. In this engaging session, DRT software suppliers from across Europe will share their firsthand experiences, insights and lessons learned in the operation of DRT services.

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UberDemand-Responsive Transport represents a significant shift towards more adaptive, efficient and user-centric public transportation systems. As cities and communities worldwide strive to meet changing mobility needs, DRT services have emerged as a promising solution to enhance accessibility, reduce congestion and contribute to environmental sustainability.

Throughout this webinar, our panelists will explore the multifaceted aspects of DRT operations, from the initial planning and implementation phases to the ongoing management and evolution of services.

Attendees will gain valuable perspectives on:

  • Innovative strategies for DRT implementation: discover the creative approaches and technologies that have paved the way for successful DRT operations, and how these can be adapted to different urban and rural contexts
  • Overcoming operational challenges: learn about the common hurdles faced by transport authorities in rolling out DRT services – including regulatory barriers, funding constraints and technological challenges – and the strategies employed to overcome them
  • Enhancing user experience: understand the importance of user feedback and data analytics in refining DRT services to meet the dynamic needs of diverse populations
  • Collaboration and partnership: hear about the power of collaboration between public and private sectors, and how partnerships have been instrumental in scaling and enhancing DRT services
  • Future directions for DRT: Engage in a forward-looking discussion on the future of DRT, including potential innovations, regulatory considerations and the role of DRT in the broader transportation ecosystem.

This webinar is essential for urban planners, transportation professionals, policymakers and anyone interested in the future of public transport. Join us for a stimulating exchange of ideas, experiences and best practices that will inspire and inform the next steps in the journey of Demand-Responsive Transport.


Dmitriy Vanchugov, Head of Transit Partnerships – Global at Uber Transit

Dmitriy Vanchugov
Head of Transit Partnerships – Global at Uber TransitDmitriy Vanchugov joined Uber Transit in February of 2020 to lead the Global Transit Partnerships team. Uber Transit works closely with Public Transport agencies and cities around the world to help them deliver a more integrated and equitable mobility network by making the Uber platform a part of their overall mobility ecosystem. Uber Transit partnerships vary from providing First Last Mile or Late Night connections to Fixed Route service, to complimenting Paratransit and Microtransit operations. Prior to Uber Transit, Dmitriy worked as a consultant and executive for various SaaS firms who develop solutions to help Transit Agencies manage their daily operations and business.

Adrian Ulisse, Transit Partnerships – Global at Uber Transit

Adrian Ulisse

Adrian Ulisse stands out as a distinguished Senior Mobility Executive, boasting an extensive 30-year career in the Smart Mobility and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) fields. He has been the driving force behind several pioneering innovations, including the launch of a groundbreaking integrated system for managing both traffic and pedestrian flows in the Middle East. Additionally, he introduced an advanced system in the UK for optimising road traffic signals using connected vehicle data—a technology that is now expanding worldwide. His contributions also extend to leading the introduction of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) solutions in various cities across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. In the United States and Europe, he has collaborated with numerous rail operators to introduce innovative first/last mile solutions. His exceptional ability to lead multimillion-euro transportation technology projects and forge crucial strategic partnerships has played a pivotal role in advancing the Smart Mobility and ITS industries. This has solidified his reputation as a key influencer who consistently drives substantial technological advancements in the mobility sector. 

Antoine Lunet, General Manager EMEA at Spare

Antoine Lunet

Antoine Lunet is the General Manager for the EMEA region at Spare , a leader in developing on-demand transportation solutions. Trained as a city planner, Antoine has been working on developing On-Demand Transportation project across Europe. With a robust background in business development within the tech mobility sector, Antoine has played a pivotal role in advancing dynamic and innovative transportation projects on an international level. Antoine brings a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience, having worked on a diverse array of Demand-Responsive Transport (DRT) projects. In the upcoming webinar, Antoine will provide a comprehensive overview of the DRT sector in Europe, sharing insights and expertise garnered through years of shaping the industry

Kevin Orr, CEO and Co-Founder at Liftango

Kevin OrrPassionate about building new technologies to tackle some of the biggest problems in our world, Kevin Orr is the CEO and Co-Founder of Liftango. Liftango powers some of the most successful demand-responsive programs around the world. Working across both the public transport sector and also for many of the Fortune 500 companies looking to reduce scope 3 CO2 emissions, creating an equitable and sustainable transport system for future generations. Having started Liftango in 2017 with a simple goal to reduce the number of cars on the road, Kevin has built Liftango into one of the leading demand-responsive transport technologies with projects all around the world, operating in 21 countries to-date. Prior to this, Kevin served as a business intelligence manager for a $10B investment fund. Kevin holds a Bachelor Degree in Applied Mathematics and Post-Graduate Qualification in Geographical Information Systems.

Jack Holland, Head of Northern Europe at Padam Mobility

Jack Holland

Jack has 10+ years of experience in the transport industry including setting up some groundbreaking schemes in the UK such as ArrivaClick (first DDRT Bus service), Santander Cycles Leicester (largest docked e-bike share scheme in the UK) and a number of services for Padam Mobility across the past 3 years across Europe. Jack has experience of both delivering bus / on-demand services from an operator and software point of view, and utilises this experience to advise Padam’s clients on best practice in the deployment of their platform. Jack is also the Project Director for Siemens for their Innovate UK project (Hertslynx AV) in Commercialising Connected and Automated Mobility: Mass Transit. This project is in partnership with University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire County Council and Sustainicity.

Dan Mould, Chief Executive Officer at WeMove

Dan Mould

Daniel is the CEO of WeMove, a company specialising in on-demand transport and mobility technology. Daniel has over 5 years experience in launching and operating DRT services in the UK and WeMove currently runs 6 DRT schemes across the UK.





Is the webinar free?
Yes – there is no charge to watch the webinar, either live or on-demand.

When will the webinar take place?
The webinar will be taking place on 8 May 2024 at 08:00 CST/ 14:00 (UK TIME)/ 21:00 SGT/ 23:00 AEST.

Can I watch the webinar later?
The webinar will be available to watch on-demand shortly after the live broadcast takes place.

What are the benefits of attending live?
During the live webinar, you will be able to pose questions to the speakers, which will then be answered during the live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

How long will the webinar be?
The live webinar will last for up to one hour.

Who will be moderating?
Leah Hockley, Editor, Intelligent Transport

What do I need to watch this webinar?
All you need is a computer with an internet connection. It is advised to use headphones where possible for your own comfort.