On December 8th we hosted TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2021 at The RSE, Edinburgh. This latest in-person Smart Class gave a fresh take on deploying digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to tackle transport and mobility challenges faced by the burgeoning city-regions of Glasgow & Clyde Valley, Edinburgh & South East Scotland, Stirling, Tay, Aberdeen, Inverness & Highlands, and beyond, and deliver a transport system that allows passengers and citizens to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment.
Our videographer captured the keynotes and innovator presentations on film for additional stakeholders to enjoy post-event!
If you satisfy our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us on the day, just complete the short application form below and we’ll give you free of charge access to the presentation videos, recordings and slides.
Our inspirational keynotes included: The City of Edinburgh Council’s Transport and Environment Convener (and Chair of TfE), Lesley Macinnes, Sustrans Scotland Infrastructure Coordinator, Angus Calder and Transport Scotland’s Head of Concessionary Travel & Integrated Ticketing, Mary Docherty, Smart and Integrated Ticketing and Payment Programme Manager, Juliet Bell, and MaaS Delivery Manager, Laura McCaig. Lesley, Angus, Mary, Juliet and Laura provided invaluable real-world insights into ongoing programmes and challenges, developing transport strategies, digital visions, data sharing experiences, collaborative opportunities and adoptions of emerging, transformative technologies.
The Smart Class also featured innovator thought leadership presentations – on behalf of Marston Holdings, Project Centre, Siemens IMS, Padam Mobility and Living Streets Scotland – from Graham Storrie, Kieran Taylor, Sohejl Wanjani, Jack Holland and Chris Thompson. Our innovator speakers represented distinct transport and mobility innovation themes and priority areas of application, and subsequently hosted (with support from expert colleagues) confidential, deeper dive, roundtable discussions with all of the delegates in attendance.
Key topics addressed included:
- Strategic use of data in delivering Edinburgh’s city mobility plan, active travel action plan, LEZ and city centre transformation;
- Embracing active and sustainable travel in transport policy and planning;
- Updating the propensity to cycle tool (PCT) for the CEC/Scottish context and to reflect the growing emphasis on equalities and inclusion;
- The future’s smart for Scottish transport – an update on 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’;
- Covid-19 Transport Trends
- Transport Scotland’s smart programme including smart and integrated ticketing and payments, mobility as a service (inc MaaS investment fund) and public transport travel data/bus open data services;
- Current projects with Hitrans (GO-HI) and Tactran (Project ‘ENABLE’)/new projects with the University of St Andrews and SEStran
- Integrating DRT into the wider transport network – practical tips for the implementation and launch of dynamic demand responsive transport;
- How rural and peri-urban areas in Scotland with significant public transport gaps can use DRT to significantly improve the mobility of their inhabitants;
- Intermodal journey planning and the key to a successful and sustainable MaaS platform;
- Fostering modal shift from car to public transport, and significant reduction of CO2 emissions, with MaaS;
- Current EV charging infrastructure, the different needs of consumers, projections on future charge points requirements and trends in new car sales;
- How local authority strategies should plan to deliver charge points given the recent Transport Scotland report signalling an end to 100% public subsidy for charging infrastructure;
- How to integrate EV infrastructure into existing parking systems;
- Principles of designing, building, monitoring and enforcing clean air and low emission zones;
- Research, data analysis, design solutions and business cases for clean air and TCPR projects such as neighbourhood traffic, healthy streets and school streets schemes;
- Bringing positive travel changes for pupils and parents across Scotland with WOW, the year round walk to school challenge – how digital technology is helping to deliver one of Scotland’s biggest behaviour change programmes.
Those qualifying to receive the presentation videos and rich media content from this event 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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