TRANSPORT Smart Class, North of England 2022

Sponsored by
Brightly Software
ioki - a DB company
Project Centre
Trapeze Group


TRANSPORT Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to tackle their transport sector challenges (e.g. around congestion, traffic flows, air pollution and emissions, noise, first and last mile mobility, customer experience, cost effectiveness, connecting transport networks, managing and maintaining assets & infrastructure) and deliver a transport system that will allow passengers and citizens to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment.

Qualifying delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling, partnering and policy leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public transport operators; regional transport partnerships, sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; highways authorities and road operators; government and supporting national transport agencies; fleet operators, parking operators, prime contractors etc.

Core themes range from on-demand transport and MaaS applications, EVs and e-mobility, micro mobility, predictive traffic management, journey time monitoring, smart parking and enforcing CAZs and LEZs, to active travel and behavioural change, analysing people movements, new ways of visualising data, connected and autonomous vehicles, intelligent street lighting, real-time transport modelling, smart ticketing and fare collection, and ITS in a Covid and post-Covid world.

On Friday September 9th we will be casting a spotlight over the North of England, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by city-regions of the Northern Powerhouse and beyond. Delegates will hear from industry movers, shapers and disruptors during initial rapid-fire thought leadership presentations, before moving on to in-depth consultations with experts and peers during the roundtable discussions. In addition, this Smart Class will feature up to 3 keynote presentations from ITAs, PTEs, major transport operators, agencies or local/combined authorities giving real world insight into their collaborative initiatives, digital journeys and adoptions of emerging, transformative technologies.

TRANSPORT Smart Class, North of England 2022 takes place at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester, and follows on from highly acclaimed 2021 (Manchester), 2019 (Leeds) and 2018 (Manchester) editions. This half day in-person event is free to attend for bona fide delegates satisfying our registration criteria.

Our previous Transport Smart Classes have attracted senior delegates from:

LB Barnet • LB Brent • LB Camden • City of London Corporation • LB Croydon • LB Ealing • Ebbsfleet Development Corp • Greater London Authority • Royal Borough of Greenwich • LB Hackney • LB Hammersmith & Fulham • LB Haringey • LB Hounslow • Islington Council • Royal Borough of Kingston • LB Lewisham • LB Newham • LB Redbridge • LB Richmond-upon-Thames • Slough Borough Council • LB Sutton • LB Tower Hamlets • London Councils • Thames Estuary Partnership • Thurrock Council • LB Wandsworth • Westminster City Council • Aberdeen City Council • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council • Bath and North East Somerset Council • BCP Council • Bedford Borough Council • Birmingham City Council • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council • Blackpool Council • Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council • Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council • Bracknell Forest Council • Bristol City Council • Bristol is Open • Bristol City Operations Centre • Buckinghamshire Council • Caerphilly County Borough Council • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council • Cambridge City Council • Cambridgeshire County Council • Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority • Canterbury City Council • Cardiff Capital Region/CCR City Deal • Cardiff Council • Central Bedfordshire Council • Cheltenham Borough Council • Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council • Cotswold District Council • Coventry City Council • Cyngor Gwynedd Council • Derby City Council • Derbyshire County Council • Devon County Council • Dorset Council • Dumfries & Galloway Council • Dundee City Council • East Dunbartonshire Council • East Sussex County Council • City of Edinburgh Council • Essex County Council • Exeter City Council • Exeter City Futures • Falkirk Council • Fife Council • Forest of Dean District Council • Glasgow City Council • Gloucestershire County Council • Hampshire County Council • Harrogate Borough Council • Herefordshire Council • Hertfordshire County Council • Hull City Council • Kent County Council • Kirklees Council • Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council • Lancashire County Council • Royal Leamington Spa Town Council • Leeds City Council • Leicester City Council • Leicestershire County Council • Liverpool City Region Combined Authority • Luton Borough Council • Manchester City Council • Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council • Midlothian Council • Milton Keynes Council • Monmouthshire County Council • Moray Council • Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council • Newport City Council • Norfolk County Council • Northamptonshire County Council • North Ayrshire Council • North East Combined Authority • North Norfolk District Council • North Somerset Council • North Yorkshire County Council • Nottingham City Council • Nottinghamshire County Council • Oxford City Council • Oxfordshire County Council • Perth & Kinross Council • Peterborough City Council • Plymouth City Council • Portsmouth City Council • Powys County Council • Reading Borough Council • Renfrewshire Council • Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council • Salford City Council • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council • Scottish Borders Council • Sheffield City Region • Shetland Islands Council • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council • Somerset County Council • South Gloucestershire Council • South Hams District Council • South Somerset District Council • South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority • Staffordshire County Council • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council • Surrey County Council • City and County of Swansea Council • Swindon Borough Council • Torfaen County Borough Council • Trafford Metropolitan District Council • Vale of Glamorgan Council • Wakefield Metropolitan District Council • Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council • Warrington Borough Council • Warwick District Council • Warwickshire County Council • West Berkshire County Council • West Devon Borough Council • West Midlands Combined Authority • West of England Combined Authority • West Oxfordshire District Council • West Sussex County Council • West Yorkshire Combined Authority • Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council • Wiltshire Council • Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council • Wokingham Borough Council • City of Wolverhampton Council • Worcestershire County Council • Wrexham County Borough Council • City of York Council • Abellio ScotRail • Arriva Group • Arriva Rail North • Arriva Southern Counties • Arriva UK Bus • Arriva UK Trains • Arriva Buses Rhyl • Big Green Coach • Black Country Transport • Brighton & Hove Buses • Bristol Airport • CalMac Ferries • c2c Rail • Derbyshire Community Transport • FirstGroup • First UK Bus • Go-Ahead Group • Govia Thameslink Railway • Great Western Railway • HCT Group • Heathrow Airport • HS2 • KenEx Tramway Project • Merseytravel • Metrobus • National Express Group • Network Rail • Northern • Nottingham City Transport • Rail Delivery Group • ScotRail Alliance • SLC Rail • Southeastern Railway • South Western Railway • Spirit of Sussex Coaches • Stagecoach Digital • Stagecoach Bus • Stagecoach Group • Stagecoach South Wales • TfL London Buses • TfL Trams • TfL Crossrail 2 • Thames Gateway Tramlink • TransPennine Express • Trenitalia UK • Virgin Trains • West Midlands Trains • Active Gloucestershire • Awel Aman Tawe • CoMoUK • Connected Places Catapult • Data Mill North • Department for Transport • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities • England’s Economic Heartland • Environment Agency • Highways England • HITRANS • Innovate UK • KTN • Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership • Living Streets • Lower Thames Crossing • MaaS Scotland • Midlands Connect • Midlands Engine • Midland Metro Alliance • Midlothian Disability Access Panel • Ministry of Defence • Museum of London • National Highways • North Bristol SusCom • North Wales EAB • One Trafford Partnership • Oxford to Cambridge Arc Leadership Group • Peterborough Environment City Trust • Public Health England • Roads Collaboration Programme • The Rail Innovation Group • Satellite Applications Catapult • Scottish Accessible Transport Alliance • Scottish Cities Alliance • Scottish Government • Scottish Parliament • SEPA • SEStran • Smart Cities Scotland • South East Dorset Community Accessible Transport • South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive • SPT • Sustainability West Midlands • Sustrans • SWestrans • Tactran • Transport East • Transport Focus • Transport for Edinburgh • Transport for Greater Manchester • Transport for London • Transport North East • Transport Scotland • Transport for the North • Transport for the South East • Transport for Wales • Transport for West Midlands • Transport Systems Catapult • Traveline Cymru • Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive/Nexus • Welsh Government • West Midlands Open Data Forum • Western Gateway • West Yorkshire Safer Roads Executive Group • Yorcard • ZetTrans • 31ten Consulting • AECOM • Amey Consulting • APCOA Parking • Arcadis • Arup • Atkins • Audi • Balfour Beatty Vinci • BEAR Scotland • Britannia Parking • BWB Consulting • CampbellReith • Capita • Chorley Group EV • Connect Plus Services • Costain • Engie • GeoPlace • Go Travel • Griffiths • Integrated Transport Planning • Jacobs • Jaguar Land Rover • Kier Highways • Meinhardt UK • Minicabit • MM Transport Planning • Mode Transport Planning • Momentum Transport • Mott MacDonald • NCP • NHS • Norman Rourke Pryme • Parsons • Paul Basham Associates • Pell Frischmann • RAC • Rappor Consultants • Ringway • Rodgers Leask • Royal Sun Alliance • RSMA • Skanska • Smart Transport Hub • Stantec • Steer • SWECO • SYSTRA • Transporting Cities • Transport Planning Associates • Turner & Townsend • Vectos • Waterman Aspen • Witteveen+Bos • WSP • Unipart Rail • Urban Foresight • ATCO • Birmingham City University • University of Birmingham • British Parking Association • British Standards Institute • Cardiff University • Centre for Connected Autonomous Vehicles/BEIS • Centre for Mobility, Coventry University • Cenex • CENSIS • Centre for London • Changeworks UK • CIHT • City-REDI, University of Birmingham • Community Transport Association • Confederation of Passenger Transport • Edinburgh Napier Transport Research Institute • Energy Saving Trust • The Green Party • ITSO • Local Government Association • Nottingham Trent University • Open Data Institute • RTPI • Scotland’s Towns Partnership • Scottish Motor Trade Association • Scottish Power • SSE Energy • Technology Scotland • Transport Institute, University College London • UKTram • Unitary Councils’ Network • University of Bath • Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow • University of Leeds • University of Salford • University of Stirling • University of Surrey • WMG, University of Warwick • University of the West England • University of Wolverhampton • University of York

Previous presentations have addressed:

“MaaSive opportunities for modal shift in Wales” • “Considering a shared transport energy system” • “Sustainable, emission-free deliveries” • “Data for good – Working with communities for inclusive smart transport futures” • “Cardiff Capital Region’s sustainable transport and mobility ambitions in a post-Covid, post-Brexit and climate-focused era” • “Autonomous connected electric shared fleets and MaaS” • “Ambition needs innovation – The West of England FTZ programme” • “Utilising data science to introduce new DDRT services” •  “Community logistics for low cost zero-carbon delivery services and as a catalyst for cultural shift” • “Applying intelligent mobility to transform road journeys and drive integration with the wider transport network” • “Harnessing public transport for smarter asset management” • “Pandemic’s impact on passenger behaviour and travel patterns – Embracing new mobility models and technology strategies to give London the ‘above ground’ transport services that it needs” • “Buses – A powerful enabling force for wider decarbonisation and economic regeneration” • “Bettering Oyster outside the London area – How we finally do it” • “Integrating DRT into BSIPs” • “Transforming mobility in Coventry with urban airport and Coventry very light rail” • “7 myths of why MaaS why will fly” • “TMA part 6 – Tools and opportunities for enforcing moving traffic” • “Making it easier for people to walk and cycle: Innovations in approach” • “Delivering at speed and at scale, without leaving anyone behind” • “Embracing innovation to enable Greater Manchester to build back better” • “National Highways’ digital roads vision” • “Future travel scenarios in the North and the developing transport landscape” • “Strategic use of data in delivering Edinburgh’s city centre transformation, city mobility plan, active travel action plan and low emission zone” • “The future’s smart for Scottish transport” • “Integrating demand responsive transport into the wider transport networks – Practical tips for the implementation and launch of DDRT” • “HAFAS-based intermodal journey planning – Key to a successful and sustainable MaaS platform” • “Digitalisation of public transportation: From passenger information to MaaS” • “Perspectives on EV charging and infrastructure” • “Clean air – a design, build, monitor and enforce model” • “Bringing positive travel changes for pupils and parents across Scotland with WOW” • “Moving traffic enforcement for cleaner air and road safety compliance – Are we ready?” • “Continuous and real-time vehicle to infrastructure scanning and fixed infrastructure scanning – Moving from reactive to predictive maintenance” • “Dynamic demand responsive transport – Best practices in shared mobility for lower density areas” • “Using data to drive businesses to adopt emission free deliveries” • “A transport strategy for the East” • “Connecting people, transforming journeys” • “Improving the use of data in transport” • “Revolutionising data collection and traffic optimisation using AI” • “How to effectively manage and improve clean air scenarios through enforcement” • “Mind over mode shift – The future of public transport in Kent” • “Towards an inclusive zero carbon transport system – Developing the future West Midlands transport strategy” • “Using intelligent infrastructure initiatives to deliver transport objectives” • “The importance of passenger data in MaaS” • “Hubbing our mobility” • “Smart connectivity and mobility for inclusive and sustainable cities” •  “Future mobility strategies: Better data, behaviour change and better insights” • “Taking MaaS to the next level” • “Developing an electric vehicle charging infrastructure network” • “Improving the public transport customer proposition with smarter data” • “The role of smart mobility in delivering a transport strategy for the South East” • “Transport innovation in Milton Keynes – The future’s here!” • “Using smart roads to keep Leeds moving” • “Applying big data to transport analysis across Wales” • “AI for accessibility” • “How journey time monitoring is evolving with crowdsourced data” • “How to effectively manage and enforce clean air zones and low emission zones with virtual permits and digital ANPR” • “Whole city transformation” • “Improving traffic insights with artificial intelligence” • “The role of DRT in supporting the public transport network and initiating behavioural change” • “Using data and developing partnerships to tackle congestion” • “The end-to-end journey – Planning for autonomous vehicles on the strategic road network” • “How digital tools can advance knowledge of active travel” • “How to deliver business benefit, solve public sector challenges and create social value through transport data sharing” • “Open passenger data and smart city mobility” • “The intelligent commuter transport network” • “The evolution of digital interventions for travel behaviour change” • “The future of incentivised mobility – How to incentivise smart city initiatives through tokenised reward structures” • “Delivering autonomous vehicle solutions at high-traffic destinations” • “Transport innovation in London” • “DRT for London and dynamic demand led bus service planning: Maximizing the opportunities provided by technology” • “Flexible models for demand responsive transport in Wales! • “Strategic approaches to smart mobility: Walking towards a smarter city” • “Improving mobility operations and services through data sharing, data catalogues and data visualisations” • “National Rail’s transition to digital ticketing – Historical challenges and future opportunities” • “Dundee – Electrifying a city!” • “The impact of MaaS and CAV on the future of mobility” • “Using crowdsourced mobility data to understand active travel” • “Managing traffic with predictive modelling” • “Smart and integrated ticketing in Scotland – Journey towards implementing the ministerial vision” • “The E-bike revolution – How we can approach innovation that works for people, communities and business” • “‘Tracking the changes’ with WOW – How digital technology has helped deliver one of the biggest ‘smarter travel’ behaviour change programmes in Scotland” • “How open data and collaboration can help to deliver growth in the bus industry” • “Developing MaaS for Greater Manchester” • “Ticketing, payment and information solutions in West Yorkshire – case studies and lessons learnt” • “Cross industry collaboration to enable smarter travel in the North” • “The importance of user engagement in the MaaS industry” • “Harnessing data and technology to enhance asset management” • “How recent advances in machine learning can revolutionise transport network data collection and UTMC” • “RTPI – so much more than a 3 line display” • “Avoiding data lock-in” • “MaaS and TfWM’s commercial mobility as a service initiative” • “CAV testbeds” • “Creating a commuter shared transport network via incentivised car pooling” • “Demand responsive transport: Bus pooling and flexible shuttle services for municipalities” • “Future of taxi/ride sharing” • “Smarter travel: What does it mean to the user?” • “Improving trust in public transport operators with smart ticketing and contactless travel” • “Automatic delay repay: solutions to provide customers with automatic compensation during times of disruption” • “How crowdsourced travel behaviour data can help local authorities and transport professionals” • “Solving last mile transport problems with non-docking bike sharing services” • “Innovation through digital partnerships and TfL open data” • “Mobility on demand – Smart transport solutions for the city” • “Smart journey planning through citizen-sourced data” • “Using beacon and smartphone technology to help the visually impaired navigate the tube” • “Driving forward innovation and transparency with public sector data” • “Enabling hyper-local air quality monitoring with emerging technologies” • “Transport challenges and solutions in North Wales – taking advantage of technology and natural resources across the region” • “Smart Cardiff – smart corridors, smart city roadmap, smart transport vision & initiatives” • “Revolutionising accessible living through AI and data with personalised products and services” • “Town centres and the suburban renaissance – Possibilities, pitfalls and potential innovation” • “Technology shift and what the near future will look like for parking” • “More than a passing destination – Building a community and triggering behavioural change with clean energy producing pavements” etc.

Testimonials and feedback:

“It was a pleasure to contribute to this very well organised event. Great format!”
Head of Innovation, Transport for Greater Manchester

“Thanks to everyone at Smart Classes for hosting their recent North of England 2021 Transport Smart Class and for the invitation to present on TfN’s Future Travel Scenarios and their application towards decarbonisation, EV charging infrastructure, transport planning, future mobility, future travel and spatial planning. It was strange but fun being back at a face-to-face event, seeing some familiar faces, and the innovator roundtable sessions were really engaging”
Senior Major Roads Planning and Strategy Officer, Transport for the North

“Really interesting Morning”
Strategic Transportation Manager, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

“A very useful event, well worth the time spent. All the presentations and roundtables were valuable”
Group Leader Transport Projects, Blackpool Council

“Good event, relevant and well run”
Principal Engineer – Highway Network Resilience & Traffic Manager, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

“Many thanks for running the Smart Class this morning. It was a very well delivered and informative event”
Project Manager, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

“Thanks again for a great event in Manchester, really well organised and great speakers!”
Head of Environment, Planning & Infrastructure, Manchester City Council

“Thank you for organising. Presentations and roundtables were excellent”
Specialist Transport Planner, North East Combined Authority

“Excellent event”
Technology & Change Business Partner, North Yorkshire County Council

“A valuable opportunity”
Intelligent Transport Systems Analyst, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive

“The format worked well, and a good choice of topics in the right level of detail”
Senior Consultant & Rail Subject Matter Expert, Transport for the North

“Great event”
Sustainable Journeys Delivery Officer (Clean Air), Transport for Greater Manchester

“Roundtables were all enjoyable and very engaging”
Principal Traffic Engineer, Warwickshire County Council

“Thank you very much for organising the Smart Class last Friday. It was a very useful and well organised event. I hope that me and my colleagues can be part of the event again in the future”
Transport Planner, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

“Found the event very worthwhile and would value attending further events in the future”
Chief Executive, Highways Term Maintenance Association

“Back to conference and commute. Great to meet real people, hear insightful presentations and have rich conversations at Transport Smart Class, North”
Work Winning Director, AECOM

“Really enlightening”
Principal ITS Engineering Manager, Amey Consulting

“Thanks so much for the invite and organising the session on Friday. It was a great event and very nice to see some of the transport community in person after so long”
Research and Behaviours Lead – Intelligent Mobility & Smart Technologies, Atkins Global

“A very valuable event. I learned a lot about current transport innovations”
Managing Consultant – Transport Planning, MM Transport Planning

“Thanks for having me, I really enjoyed the event. Great amount of time – half a day – with great number of interesting presentations and a delicious lunch”
Senior Future Mobility Consultant, WSP 

“Thank you Smart Classes for inviting me to speak at the event! It was great to hear and discuss the challenges transport authorities and local authorities face when designing frictionless and inclusive transport systems. A very engaging crowd!”
Co-Founder & CEO, CityMaaS (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thoroughly enjoyed the Smart Class in Leeds and got a lot out of it”
Founder & COO, Vivacity Labs (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks for running a great event”
Head of Marketing, Clearview Intelligence (Innovation Sponsor)

“Very well organised and delighted with the feedback from such an attentive and informed audience. A great format and a pleasure to meet the delegates and discuss some of their own smart city challenges”
Managing Director, Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions (Innovation Sponsor)

“I would like to thank you for your help with the organisation of the Smart Classes sessions. It was a great event!”
Strategic Marketing Manager, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“For our first meeting outside France, I had the pleasure to present at the Transport Smart Class in Manchester…insightful and inspirational presentations from TfGM, National Highways, TfN, Padam Mobility, Videalert, Project Centre and Vortex IoT”
International Sales Director, Instant System (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks for having us Smart Classes. We loved presenting on new vehicle to infrastructure technologies and chatting about use cases for continuous urban scanning”
CEO and CTO, Vortex IoT (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks for organising. It was a great event and brilliant to speak and meet with people in person”
Head of UK Business Development, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thankyou for organising such a great event and having us on board…really enjoyed!”
Area Manager, Instant System (Innovation Sponsor)

“A great event with a lot of interesting discussions”
Head of Business Development & International Partnerships, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

Full collection of testimonials and feedback


“Collaborating to Deliver More Connected Mobility Across the North” – In this opening keynote, TfN’s Head of Digital Strategy, Matt Smallwood, will set out how Transport for the North is working across regional authorities to help maximise the scale, spread and impact of existing digital innovation in the North.

He will detail the Connected Mobility Hub concept being developed to ‘level-up’ and support non-mayoral combined authorities, and provide information around how TfN aims to act as a regional centre of excellence developing and delivering efficiencies of scale and the exchange of knowledge and expertise between areas.

Matt will also explain how this work will then shape the aspirational roadmap for a holistic Connected Mobility Strategy for the North of England, bringing together authorities ambitions and objectives to realise quicker and more cost effective delivery.

- Matt Smallwood

“Putting Bus at the Heart of the Liverpool City Region’s Transport Revolution” – The LCR is transforming its transport system, from new publicly-owned trains for Merseyrail to the first new Mersey Ferry for 60 years. However, the bus remains the backbone of the transport system and upcoming reform and investment will ensure that it plays a full part in delivering London-style transport for the region.

In this keynote presentation, Councillor Liam Robinson – the LCRCA’s Portfolio Holder for Transport (and Chair of Merseytravel’s Transport Committee) will talk about the key projects which are bringing the LCR’s vision for bus to reality, from industry-leading zero emission hydrogen buses to prioritising buses through the Green Bus Routes programme and reforming the region’s bus system.

- Cllr Liam Robinson

“Learning from Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Trials – Scaling Up to Deliver the National Highways Connected Services Roadmap” – Dr Joanna White heads up National Highways’ Roads Development Division, a division focussed on intelligent transport systems, energy and road design.

In this keynote, she’ll outline “what we’ve learnt from CAV road trials, and how these activities are being scaled up to deliver our connected services roadmap, part of our Digital for Customer ambitions – from our Digital Roads vision”. Digital roads harness data, technology and connectivity to improve the way the strategic road network is designed, built, operated and used.

Jo will also explain how this work can also enable National Highways to deliver net zero highways and fulfill the ambitions in their carbon plan.

- Dr Joanna White

“Bus Franchising and Enhanced Partnerships – Strategies for Success” – Bus franchising is a hot topic right now as authorities look to up their game to improve value and service levels to passengers, and reverse years of patronage decline. Much franchising discussion references a ‘London-Style’ system because the capital is the only UK city where such an approach has been implemented. Trapeze Group has been central to London’s franchised model, having developed and managed the iBus system that underpins it over the past 15 years. And as a market-leading transport solutions provider in regions outside of London, Trapeze has a breadth and depth of expertise across both franchised and deregulated bus models.

In this presentation, Trapeze’s Intelligent Mobility Solutions Manager, Colin Urquhart will discuss the critical themes, deliverables and measures associated with a London-Style franchising solution – as well as some of the pitfalls that authorities following this path should avoid. He will outline the importance of data consistency from conception, through route design and the tender process, to live operations; accurate passenger information and the critically important calculation of operator payment based on service delivery KPIs. Excellence in passenger experience has been Colin’s biggest driver since his early career at Nexus in Tyne & Wear, and subsequently at Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

- Colin Urquhart

“Smarter Assets, Sustainable Communities” – The requirements of effective transport management go beyond operations management and include robust planning, Internet of Things (IoT), Environmental Social Governance (ESG) and sustainability to serve ever evolving needs. This demands enterprise-wide engagement and a focus on corporate/local strategies to ensure that all parties involved are pulling together to achieve these key elements.

Globally, individuals, businesses and companies are ever more dependent on efficient, sustainable travel and multi-modal options. The implementation, maintenance and communication with users and potential users is critical to uptake, service perceptions and overall success.

In this innovator presentation, Brightly will explain how EAM enables organisations to transform the performance of their assets, effectively integrate with IoT and deliver to their ESG requirements in support of effective transportation services, all in one platform.

- Hannah Winstanley, Matthew Kelley

“How to Set up a Tailor-Made DRT Service: Success Factors for DRT Planning and Operations” – As diverse as the challenges in public transport are, the bottom line is that low efficiency and declining passenger numbers are the decisive factors for the success of a service. Demand responsive services can provide the solution here, both for passengers and for the operator. But how do you build a successful on-demand transport service? What opportunities does on-demand transport offer in my region and what differences in planning need to be taken into account? What criteria does software have to fulfil so that transport can really be operated in a user-oriented and economically efficient way?

In this presentation, Alina and Laura from the software-as-a-service provider ioki will highlight the most important criteria for a successful implementation of on-demand transport, from the data-driven analysis in the run-up to planning to the appropriate parameters in the product setup. The ioki team will provide input and best practice examples on how to make your on-demand service a complete success.

- Alina Bahr, Laura Reupke

“Lessons Learnt from the Active Travel Trail” – In 2017 the UK Government published its first Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy which sets out the ambition to make walking and cycling the natural choices for shorter journeys. It also supports the transformation of local areas with change which will tackle our congested roads. This strategy seeks to enable a long-term approach to developing local cycling and walking networks to help to increase the number of trips made by bike or on foot.

Active travel a fast-moving area of transport planning, design and delivery, accelerated by the pandemic, and the Governments “Gear Change” – a bold vision for Cycling and Walking. With experience of delivering thousands of walking and cycling schemes, Project Centre’s presentation will touch on the key learnings with a particular focus on the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan. Graham and Steph will also be diving into the delicate process of the engagement and consultation process of active travel planning.

- Graham Storrie, Steph Bortoli

“MaaS – It’s a People Thing!” – Alex Stewart, General Manager Siemens Mobility Software (UKI), will explain in this presentation how Mobility as a Service needs to appeal to the end user with seamless plan, book, pay and ride.

It seems like an obvious statement to make that end user participation is key to the success of any MaaS deployment but often technology blinds us to that fact. Alex will show us what MaaS means to the different stakeholders and how we can help the end user understand, trust, and use the system.

- Alex Stewart


  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am Introduction and Opening Keynote
  • 9:30 am - 11:10 am Expert Presentations (followed by teas & coffees)
  • 11:10 am - 11:30 am Keynote Speaker 2
  • 11:30 am - 1:10 pm Roundtable Discussions and Consultations
  • 1:10 pm - 1:30 pm Keynote Speaker 3
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Close and Lunch Networking

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Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA)
National Highways
Transport for the North (TfN)

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