TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2021

Sponsored by
Padam Mobility
Siemens
Marston Holdings
Project Centre
Living Streets Scotland

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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 to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment. Delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from progressive city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils; public and private transport operators/service providers; sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; DfT and supporting national transport agencies; 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 Wednesday December 8th we will be casting a spotlight over Scotland, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by the city-regions of Glasgow & Clyde Valley, Edinburgh & South East Scotland, Stirling, Tay, Aberdeen, Inverness & Highlands, and beyond. Confirmed delegate places, along with speaker and sponsor slots, remain secured and have been transferred to the new dateDelegates 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, regional transport partnerships, major transport operators, national transport agencies or local/combined authorities giving real world insight into their collaborative initiatives, digital journeys and adoptions of emerging, transformative technologies. TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2021 (Edinburgh) follows on from our highly acclaimed 2019 and 2018 editions (hosted in Dundee and Glasgow, respectively). This half day interactive 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 • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council • Bedford Borough Council • Birmingham City Council • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council • Blackpool 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 • Cambridgeshire County Council • Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority • Canterbury City Council • Cardiff Capital Region City Deal • Cardiff Council • Central Bedfordshire County Council • Cheltenham Borough Council • Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council • Coventry City Council • Derby City Council • Derbyshire County Council • Devon County Council • Dorset Council UK • Dundee City Council • East Sussex County Council • City of Edinburgh Council • Essex County Council • Exeter City Council • Exeter City Futures • Falkirk Council • Glasgow City Council • Gloucestershire County Council • Hampshire County Council • Harrogate Borough Council • Hertfordshire County Council • Hull City 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 • Kent County Council • Manchester City Council • Milton Keynes Council • Monmouthshire County Council • Neath Port Talbot Council • Newport City Council • Northamptonshire County Council • North East Combined Authority • North Somerset Council • North Yorkshire County Council • Nottingham City Council • Oxfordshire County Council • Perth & Kinross Council • Plymouth City Council • Portsmouth City Council • Reading Borough Council • Renfrewshire Council • Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council • Salford City Council • Sheffield City Region • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council • Somerset County Council • South Gloucestershire County Council • South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council • Surrey County Council • City and County of Swansea Council • Swindon Borough Council • Trafford Metropolitan District Council • Wakefield Metropolitan District Council • Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council • Warwick District Council • Warwickshire County Council • West Berkshire County Council • West Midlands Combined Authority • West Yorkshire Combined Authority • Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council • Wiltshire Council • Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council • Wokingham Borough Council • City of Wolverhampton Council • Worcestershire County Council • City of York Council • Abellio ScotRail • Arriva Group • Arriva Rail North • Arriva Southern Counties • Arriva UK Bus • Arriva UK Trains • Big Green Coach • 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 • Rail Delivery Group • ScotRail Alliance • SLC Rail • Southeastern Railway • South Western Railway • Spirit of Sussex Coaches • Stagecoach Digital • Stagecoach Group • TfL London Buses • TfL Trams • TfL Crossrail 2 • Thames Gateway Tramlink • TransPennine Express • Trenitalia UK • Virgin Trains • West Midlands Trains • CoMoUK • Connected Places Catapult • Data Mill North • Department for Transport • Energy Saving Trust • England’s Economic Heartland • Environment Agency • Highways England • HITRANS • Innovate UK • KTN • Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership • Living Streets • MaaS Scotland • Midlands Connect • Midland Metro Alliance • Museum of London • National Highways • North Bristol SusCom • North Wales EAB • One Trafford Partnership • 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 Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive • SPT • Sustainability West Midlands • Sustrans • Tactran • Transport East • Transport Focus • Transport for Edinburgh • Transport for Greater Manchester • Transport for London • 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 • West Yorkshire Safer Roads Executive Group • Yorcard • 31ten Consulting • AECOM • Amey Consulting • APCOA Parking • Arcadis • Arup • Atkins • Audi • BEAR Scotland • Britannia Parking • BWB Consulting • Capita • Chorley Group EV • Connect Plus Services • Engie • GeoPlace • Jacobs • Jaguar Land Rover • Kier Highways • Minicabit • MM Transport Planning • Mode Transport Planning • Momentum Transport • Mott MacDonald • NCP • NHS • Norman Rourke Pryme • Parsons • RAC • Ringway • Rodgers Leask • Royal Sun Alliance • RSMA • Skanska • Smart Transport Hub • Stantec • Steer • SWECO • SYSTRA • Transporting Cities • Turner & Townsend • Vectos • Witteveen+Bos • WSP • Unipart Rail • Urban Foresight • Birmingham City University • University of Birmingham • British Parking Association • British Standards Institute • Centre for Connected Autonomous Vehicles/BEIS • Centre for Mobility, Coventry University • Cenex • CENSIS • Centre for London • CIHT • Confederation of Passenger Transport • Energy Saving Trust • The Green Party • Open Data Institute • Scottish Motor Trade Association • Scottish Power • Transport Institute, University College London • Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow • University of Leeds • University of Salford • University of Surrey • WMG, University of Warwick • University of West England • University of York

Previous presentations have addressed:

“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” • “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” • “Digitalisation of public transportation: From passenger information to MaaS” • “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:

“A great Transport Smart Class at the V&A Dundee, looking forward to its return to Scotland. I really enjoyed the event and learnt something useful from all the presentations”
Partnership Director, Tayside and Central Scotland Transport Partnership

“The morning was very good! The speakers were excellent and the roundtable speed dating style discussion sessions were also really useful”
City Centre Programme Manager, City of Edinburgh Council

“Thanks again for organising the excellent event last week – the mix of speakers and delegates was absolutely superb, and the talks were incredibly informative all round”
Smart Perth Project Coordinator, Perth & Kinross Council

“Enjoyable event, engaging conversations and plenty to follow up on”
Data Cluster Project Manager at Scottish Cities Alliance and City Development, Dundee City Council

“Great morning and very illuminating discussion. Thank you”
Senior Partnership Manager, South East Scotland Transport Partnership

“An excellent event with a range of interesting subjects covered. The half day format is ideal”
Ticketing Commercial Officer, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

“Thank you for this morning. I thought the session went very well”
Interim Head of Concessionary Travel and Integrated Ticketing, Transport Scotland

“A very useful session”
Smart & Integrated Ticketing Manager, CalMac Ferries

“A very interesting event”
Data & Market Analyst, Stagecoach UK Bus Research Team

“All of the roundtables were valuable”
Local Air Quality Management Specialist, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

“Great Smart Class today in the impressive V&A on transport, MaaS and the latest digital technology-enabled solutions…Dynamic range of speakers”
Sales Operational Leader, Buildings & Major Infrastructure Projects Europe, Jacobs

“Great day with thought provoking presentations and roundtable discussions!”
Managing Director, Imperial (Innovation Sponsor)

“Some extremely interesting conversations surrounding transport challenges”
Business Development Manager, North Region, Videalert (Innovation Sponsor)

“It was a great event, very informative and engaging. Wonderful venue too!”
COO, Finance and Product Director, Vortex IoT (Innovation Sponsor)

“Many thanks, really enjoyed the session and looking forward to the next one”
Head of Sales, Vortex IoT (Innovation Sponsor)

“An enjoyable event and we had several very interesting discussions. It sounds like we might get some concrete outcomes in the near future”
Senior Researcher & Lecturer in Transport Studies, Urban Big Data Centre/University of Glasgow (Innovation Sponsor)

Full collection of testimonials and feedback

Speakers

“Strategic Use of Data in Delivering Edinburgh’s City Centre Transformation, City Mobility Plan and Low Emission Zone” – Getting people out of their cars and embracing active and sustainable travel now lies at the heart of Edinburgh transport policy. But how can we be sure we are investing in projects that are in the right places and that will have the most impact? We need evidence.

For active travel in particular, significant modal shift is a genuinely emergent property of active travel network quality (particularly network extent, density and coherence), and getting that right relies on robust, evidence-led network planning. Historically, active travel network planning in Scotland has necessarily been fairly rudimentary (because most LAs have simply not had access to best practice network planning tools).

This keynote – to be co-presented by City of Edinburgh Council’s Transport and Environment Convener (and Chair of Transport for Edinburgh), Lesley Macinnes, and Sustrans Scotland Infrastructure Coordinator, Angus Calder – will provide a snapshot of ongoing joint CEC-Sustrans work to build on the UK’s existing industry-standard network planning tool, the Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT), updating it for the CEC/Scottish context and reflecting the growing emphasis on equalities and inclusion.

The presentation will then close with a brief examination of how data has been used to inform ongoing discussions around Edinburgh’s LEZ.

- Lesley Macinnes, Angus Calder

“The Future’s Smart for Scottish Transport” – This keynote – to be jointly presented by Head of Concessionary Travel & Integrated Ticketing, Mary Docherty, Smart and Integrated Ticketing and Payment Programme Manager, Juliet Bell and MaaS Delivery Manager, Laura McCaig – will focus on providing an update on the Transport Scotland journey towards implementing the Ministerial vision: ‘That all journeys on Scotland’s bus, rail, ferry, subway and tram networks can be made using some form of smart ticketing or payment’.

The scope of Mary, Juliet and Laura’s speeches will cover Transport Scotland’s smart programme including smart and integrated ticketing and payments, mobility as a service (MaaS) and public transport travel data/bus open data services.

- Mary Docherty, Juliet Bell, Laura McCaig

“Integrating Demand Responsive Transport into the Wider Transport Networks – Practical Tips for the Implementation and Launch of DDRT” – Public transit can be a challenge where demand is scarce. Dynamic Demand Responsive Transport streamlines mass-transit systems by matching service levels more closely to that demand. Lowering operational costs, easier access to transportation, reducing environmental impacts: when territories need to address some of these challenges, an intelligent DRT solution can provide the answer.

This presentation by Padam Mobility will show how rural and Peri-urban areas in Scotland which have significant public transport gaps, can use DRT to significantly improve the mobility of their inhabitants.

Jack Holland will provide practical advice on what public authorities need to consider now to successfully implement the concept of DRT in their wider transport networks in partnership with local transport operators.

- Jack Holland

“Design, Build, Monitor and Enforce – Clean Air” – As we continue to respond to and work alongside the Pandemic, and digest the powerful messages that emerged from COP26, specifically the urgency with which we need to achieve Cleaner Air and decarbonisation goals, Graham will be speaking about both macro and local drivers that are influencing transport strategy.

This will focus on the merits of a design, build and enforce model, using referenceable lessons learned from in-flight Clean Air projects Marston Holdings are leading on. Insights from their experiences and breadth of delivery will support policy thinking, outcome analysis and measurable achievements.

- Graham Storrie

“Perspectives on EV Charging and Infrastructure” – This presentation from Project Centre’s Lead Consultant for Electric Vehicles will cover what charging infrastructure is currently available and the different needs of consumers, projections on future charge points requirements and trends in new car sales.

It will then go on to review how local authority strategies should plan to deliver charge points – given the recent report issued by Transport Scotland, which signalled that 100% public subsidy for charging infrastructure will come to an end – before ending on the critical topic of how to integrate EV infrastructure into existing parking regimes.

- Kieran Taylor

“HAFAS-based Intermodal Journey Planning – Key to a Successful and Sustainable MaaS Platform” – By integrating all different kinds of mobility service providers, MaaS is considered as one of most important measures to foster the modal shift from car to public transport. Since this leads to significant reduction of CO2 emissions, MaaS is getting more and more attention from authorities and operators in the UK as a problem solver.

But what are the indicators for a successful and long-lasting MaaS platform? The routing engine? The data quality? The amount of integrated mobility service providers? The ticketing system?

This presentation by Siemens will demonstrate the critical requirements to succeed, provide an overview of implemented state-of-the-art journey planners and MaaS solutions from all around the world and explain why you should never underestimate your customers.

- Sohejl Wanjani

“Bringing Positive Travel Changes for Pupils and Parents Across Scotland with WOW – The Year Round Walk to School Challenge” – Living Streets will demonstrate in this presentation how digital technology is helping to deliver one of the biggest behaviour change programmes in Scotland.

Working with local authority and transport partners, WOW – with the award-winning interactive Travel Tracker – is making a positive impact in hundreds of schools the length and breadth of the country.

- Chris Thompson

Agenda

  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am Introduction and Opening Keynote
  • 9:30 am - 10:40 am Expert Presentations
  • 10:40 am - 11:00 am Keynote Speaker 2
  • 11:00 am - 12:40 pm Roundtable Discussions and Consultations
  • 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Keynote Speaker 3
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Close and Lunch Networking

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Transport for Edinburgh (TfE)
Sustrans
Transport Scotland
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The RSE

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