Although each demonstration will have its local specificity, previous experiences suggests that a number of practical recommendations can be formulated to support other cities in developing their own trials.
Suggestions are grouped in four project phases:
1) Project initiation –engage with the local stakeholders to secure buy-in and realistic objectives for bus deployments; understand the full project costs and plan a credible funding strategy; understand how are the relevant suppliers and infrastructure providers
2) Pre-procurement–understand the regulation, risks, look for strategic alliance in the procurement and prepare a robust implementation plan
3) Procurement–prepare optimal tender requirements to secure the success of the project
4) Delivery–adopt a sound management protocol to coordinate complex operations