Bettering Oyster Outside the London Area – How We Finally Do It: TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2022 Retrospective


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Over the last 10 years, Transport for West Midlands have been developing the largest and leading smart payments and ticketing solution outside of London, which works across the same, more complex, de-regulated public transport environment that the rest of the UK faces. In their opening keynote at TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2022, TfWM’s Director of Policy, Strategy & Innovation, Mike Waters, and Head of Swift, Matt Lewis, outlined how recent progress has taken capabilities to a new level: practical solutions have started to be made available for areas beyond the West Midlands to adopt and the next two years will unlock even more exciting opportunities. Proposals developed with Midlands Connect and Nottingham City Council “pave the way towards the holy grail of smart ticketing”!

Mike and Matt shared valuable lessons, set the ‘how this unlocks other key outcomes’ and charted a path forward which others can join to enjoy the same benefits.

If you meet our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us on February 24th for the live in-person event at Nottingham Council House, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” (located at the bottom of the post) to receive a unique link enabling free access to the presentation video recordings and slides (including the film footage and slides from Mike and Matt’s keynote).

Those qualifying to receive the rich content from these presentations include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from: local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public and private 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, vehicle manufacturers, parking operators, prime contractors etc.

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TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2022

On 24th February 2022 we will be casting a spotlight over Central England, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by the burgeoning city-regions of the West and East Midlands, and beyond.


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