In response to the challenges posed by COVID-19 we are working with our members to develop plans for online webinars or other online networking opportunities. As plans for such sessions emerge they will be added to this page and communicated via the E-Newsletter (see home page to sign up). Thank you to our members and other colleagues for bearing with us during these challenging times as we develop new ways of working and giving our members.
Joint event with CILT (UK) 11th November 2020 13:30 – 14:45
The Fastway: Quality Bus Services for the Future
Speaker: Patrick Warner, Head of Innovation Strategy, Brighton & Hove Buses, Metrobus & Spirit of Sussex Coaches
Brighton & Hove Buses and their associated companies have a proud record as leaders in quality bus services, they have the highest level of bus trips per person in Great Britain outside London. One of the jewels in their crown is the Metrobus Group of Fastway services centred on Gatwick Airport. The County Council has invested in bus priorities and short sections of guided busway with high quality vehicles operated by Metrobus. Passenger access to Gatwick Airport and the railway station has been improved in recent years.
In 2021 Fastway will pioneer the operation of a fleet of full length single-decked zero emission, hydrogen fuel cell powered electric buses on Fastway Services. Concurrently a new standard for passenger amenities at key bus stops will be introduced. Patrick Warner will tell us the Fastway story and offer insights into how bus services of the future will become the local transport mode of choice for journeys that cannot conveniently be made by walking or cycling
To book please follow this link and download a booking form to be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting event code: GTG0379.
Mind over Mode-Shift -The future of Public Transport in Kent Webinar
Partners: Landor Links, Kent County Council & various sponsors (see below)
This 90 minute webinar will cover the ‘past, present and future’ of public transport in ‘The Garden of England’. Drawing on the experience of founding, establishing and operating the Fastrack – the driving force behind regeneration in Kent Thameside, expert speakers from key partners in the project will give attendees the benefit of their expertise and insight.
Topics covered include:
– Passenger transport
– Demand Responsive Transport (DRT)
– Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
– Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
– Autonomous shuttle trials
– Electric bus trials
And much more
Speakers from Kent County Council & Fastrack:
Phil Lightowler- Head of Public Transport
Shane Hymers – Fastrack Development Manager
Graham Killick –Major Capital Programme Project Manager – Fastrack civils projects
Jacqui Elliott – Public Transport Project Manager – lead for MaaS and DRT
Other sponsors and speakers are:
Ebbsfleet Development Corporation
Volvo Bus and Coach– Adrian Felton – City Mobility Manager
Go2 – Austin Blackburn – Go Coach Managing Director