Congress Programme

Monday, 26th of September 2005 Morning (Graz)

Welcoming and lectures

mayors (Graz, Maribor); members of provincial government; ministers

Cooperation from the view of the cities

Gerhard Rüsch, City of Graz (AUT)

Cooperations from the view of the federal states

Andreas Tropper, Federal State of Styria (AUT)

Reformations of public transport in Austria - current developments

Helmut Kukacka, permanent secretary Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (AUT)

Changed proposition of the European Commission for an open market policy  in public transport

Reiner Metz, Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen, (GER)


Monday, 26th of September 2005 Afternoon (Maribor)


David Polutnik, City of Maribor; Matjaz Vrsko, Slovenian Ministry of Transport

Starting lecture: "Why is cooperation so fascinating?"

Leonhard Höfler, Federal State of Upper Austria (AUT)

Slovenian transport politics, the chances for cooperations and the present situation of the public transport in Slovenia

Janez Blaz, Slovenian Ministry of Transport; Marian Lep, University of Maribor (SLO)

Railway tracks instead of an iron curtain - revitalisation of the local railway Waidhofen /Thaya - Slavonice/Zlabings

Otfried Knoll, Lower Austrian public transport organisation (AUT)

Passenger increase in the rail traffic in Great Britain despite missing infrastructure

Chris Green, Network Rail (UK)

Successful projects between city and regional authorities – example Hannover

Rainer Hinz, Region Hannover (GER)

"Connex: Findings of public-private partnerships – local & global“

Michael Griensteidl, Griensteidl GmbH (AUT); Iztok Štrukelj, Certus/Connex, Maribor (SLO)

Discussion: How far can cooperation go on and when does it get dangerous ?

Herbert Puller - Dr. Richard Firmengruppe (AUT); Iztok Strukelj - Certus – bus operator (SLO); Alfred Hensle - styrian link transport system (AUT); Wolfgang Malik - municipal utilities company - City of Graz (AUT)


Tuesday, 27th of September 2005 Morning (Maribor)

Existing and possible ticketing systems in Slovenia

Tomaz Frelih, Cetrta pot, Kranj (SLO)

Regions, Local Authorities and railway companies: An example for cooperation in the Emilia Romagna

Cesare Sgarzi, Regione Emilia Romagna (I)

Cooperation projects of the federal state of Styria

Werner Reiterlehner, Federal State of Styria (AUT)

Modernisation of the public transport in Ljubljana with prognosis on GPS-basis

Gregor Resmann, Telargo d.o.o. (SLO)

Chances and risks for the canton Wallis and its communities through the Lötschberg-main tunnel

Wilfried Anreiter, Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon-railway (CH)

Cooperation tourism and public transport in Zürich and Switzerland

Anja Seerainer, Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich VBZ (CH)

Austrian research programs for the support of the public transport

Hildegard Weiss, Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, (AUT)

I2-project: "NEW STAR " - Sustainable development and environmental strategies of telematics appications in peripheral regions

Max Herry; HERRY Consult GmbH (AUT), Stefan Kollarits; PRISMA solutions GmbH (AUT)

I2-project "Junction flow" - System for the automated analyse of passenger transfer

Siegfried Wiesenhofer, Arsenal Research Center, Vienna (AUT)

ISB-project: "TENZ" - Innovativ use of telematics to increase the safety of the management of unattended local traffic trains

Werner Schneider, Arsenal Research Center, Vienna (AUT)

Interreg-projekt: "Xeismobil" - Environmentally compatible mobility in the Styrian Gesäuse

Werner Huber, Regional Development Eisenerz (AUT)