July 15, 2020, an online training conference "Issues of improving the safety of transportation by public passenger transport - old problems and new challenges related to the COVID-2019 epidemic" was organized by the the Scientific and Research Institute of Motor Transport (NIIAT) with the support of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
The institutional support in holding the Conference was provided by the Association of Transport Engineers.
The conference was organized as part of the implementation of the federal target program «Improving road safety in 2013-2020» with representatives of Rosavtotrans, RosdorNII, The International Association of Public Transport (UITP), MosTransProekt, St. Petersburg State Unitary Enterprise “Passazhiravtotrans”, Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University (MADI) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russian Federation.
The Transport Information Agency was the information partner of the event.
Vladimir Lugovenko, Deputy Director of the Department of the State Policy in the field of Automobile and Urban Passenger Transport of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and Alexey Vasilkov, General Director of NIIAT welcomed the participants of the Conference.
The conference was moderated by the NIIAT Research Supervisor Vadim Donchenko who also presented a report on the topic: "Safety of land transport in the context of the situation related to the COVID-19 epidemic".
More than two hundred listeners took part in the work of the Conference.
Leading Russian experts in the field of ensuring the safety of public transport, representatives of the local executive bodies and ministry and government agency of the Russian Federation, operators of public passenger transport, representatives of professional associations, scientists and specialists, university professors were invited as speakers of the event.
The key topics of discussion were general issues of ensuring the safety of transportation by road and urban electric public transport, ensuring professional reliability of public transport drivers as well as new aspects of ensuring the safety of public passenger transport in the light of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Vladimir Lugovenko spoke in his report on the state policy in the field of ensuring the safety of passenger and cargo transportation.
The First Deputy Director General for Research of NIIAT Vitaly Komarov spoke about ensuring the operational safety of the rolling stock of public passenger transport, problems and solutions.
Yusup Khasiev, the head of the UITP offices in Moscow and Astana, presented the Union's experience in solving issues related to the operation of public transport in conditions of coronavirus infection.
Arsen Martirosyants, the Head of the Passenger Transportation Department of Rosavtotrans, considered how enterprises carrying out the passengers’ transportation and baggage organize the work in epidemiological situation associated with the spread of COVID-19.
The concept of ensuring road safety with the participation of unmanned vehicles on public roads was reflected in the report of Oleg Syedin, the Head of the NIIAT research department "Problems of training vehicle drivers".
Also at the conference were the press secretary of the Scientific Research and Design Institute of Urban Transport of the city of Moscow (GBU "MosTransProekt") Marina Kurgan, the Deputy General Director of St. Petersburg State Unitary Enterprise "Passazhiravtotrans" Vladimir Ishkov, the Associate Professor of the Department of Logistics of the Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University (MADI) Galina Bykova, the Head of the transport planning department of the Federal Agency for Traffic Safety and Security Vladimir Paschenko and the Head of the Technical supervision department of the Main Traffic Safety Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russian Federation Sergey Chipurin.