about Arjen

born and based in the Netherlands, working in EU and MENA

Modasti Consulting is based in the Netherlands and works in a broader geographical area: the European Union (EU) plus the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Modasti Consulting is ARJEN JAARSMA:

I am a Public Transport Expert with 24 years of experience in public transport. I provide consulting services for public transport projects and I am specialised in:

  • Public Transport Strategies;
  • Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Electric Buses;
  • Finance and Governance of public transport systems.

As a strategic and innovative thinker, I assist Public Transport Authorities and Operators in their decision-making processes. I have broad insight into global developments in the transport sector and I have practical experience with public transport policies in the EU and the MENA countries. I also have experience in writing texts for Bus Service Bids and Rail Franchise Bids.

Converting mobility trends and your ideas into concrete business strategies for your region, city or transport contract, I assist you in the decision-making process. I assess transport model output to develop solid – and financially sustainable – networks which meet passengers’ demands. I advise about electric buses, BRT and urban rail. Analysing tender documents and Public Service Contracts are my speciality.

I am familiar with EU Regulation 1370/2007 (Public Service Obligation Regulation) and with transport governance reforms in the Netherlands, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. I also have good insight into metro, tram and bus networks in many cities around the EU and the MENA region.

I was born in Amsterdam in 1967 and I hold a master’s degree in urban and transport planning (University of Amsterdam). I live in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, a city in the south of the Netherlands.

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