Ronald Juhrs is Managing Director of Technology and Operations at Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB). LVB is the mobility service provider for the city of Leipzig and operates the second largest tram network in Germany. In the bus sector, LVB plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2037. By the end of 2023, 20% of the bus fleet will be electric. The service area is being systematically expanded via on-demand. With the “Absolut” project, LVB is working with universities and industry to develop highly automated bus shuttles.
Ronald Juhrs is a member of the UITP Light Rail Committee.
June 05: Integrating on-demand services into the wider public transport network
Let's make mobility sustainable – On-Demand is an integral partTram and bus services, timetables and tickets from a single source. The Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe is the integrated mobility service provider in the city of Leipzig. The Flexa product, an on-demand service, extends the 10-cycle tram service to the outskirts of the city. High passenger acceptance and satisfaction make the product a success. The automation of this service is a medium-term goal. For this reason, LVB is actively working on the automation of such services as project leader in the "Absolute" research project.