Västtrafik AB, Skovde, Sweden
Director of Development

Mr Andreas Almquist is Director of Development at Västtrafik, he is responsible for the strategic planning, regarding both traffic and infrastructure. He is also responsible for Västtrafiks share in the ElectriCity project. Andreas is a member of the management team at Västtrafik and has a wide experience working with public transport in different roles for almost fifteen years.

Presentation Abstract

“The European Bus System of the Future 2” (EBSF2)represents an efficient and open platform for dialogue between all of the urban bus transport stakeholders throughout Europe. The project will firstly identify users’ needs and requirements that should be met by innovative bus systems to assure efficiency and attractiveness. Then, the demonstrations (predicted to run in 12 urban bus networks different for size and characteristics, climate conditions, type of bus lines and fleets’ propulsion technologies) will allow the evaluation and validation of the solutions that represent the best technological answer to such operational requirements. The final step is the analysis of the transferability of the results to other demo sites to enable an effective EU-wide roll-out and take-up of the validated technological innovations.

Congress & Exhibition: 

Parallel Session 5 – Technology innovations for buses

This key bus session bring head-to-head the different expectations and strategies regarding the development and deployment of new cleaner and more energy efficient bus solutions in cities. Various technological options will be illustrated as well as the expectations from the different stakeholders from Europe and Latin America. The selected speakers from operators and authorities will explain their expectations but also the various operational and financial challenges.