TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2021 Retrospectives Round-Up


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Missed any of the “Retrospectives” from TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2021 (hosted in Edinburgh on December 8th)? Here’s another chance to gain valuable insights from our Keynotes (City of Edinburgh Council, Sustrans and Transport Scotland) and Innovation Sponsors (Marston Holdings, Project Centre, Siemens IMS, Padam Mobility and Living Streets Scotland)!

If you meet our regular delegate qualification criteria* for a Transport Smart Class but were unable to join us at the RSE for the live in-person event, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” at the bottom of the post to receive a unique link giving free of charge access to all of the presentation videos, recordings and slides. Alternatively, click on your preferred presentation title from below to re-visit an individual retrospective:

  1. “Strategic Use of Data in Delivering Edinburgh’s City Centre Transformation, City Mobility Plan and LEZ”
  2. “Design, Build, Monitor and Enforce – Clean Air”
  3. “Perspectives on EV Charging and Infrastructure”
  4. “HAFAS-based Intermodal Journey Planning – Keys to Successful and Sustainable MaaS”
  5. “The Future’s Smart for Scottish Transport”
  6. “Integrating Demand Responsive Transport into the Wider Transport Networks – Practical Tips for the Implementation and Launch of DDRT”
  7. “Bringing Positive Travel Changes for Pupils and Parents Across Scotland with WOW – The Year Round Walk to School Challenge”

*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.


Here’s some of the feedback from our TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2021 delegates and stakeholders:

“It was lovely to meet you and the team on Wednesday. I must admit I was quite apprehensive about attending given that I’d not been in an office/work environment since before lockdown. However, your event was so well organised that I felt safe and able to engage with the other speakers and attendees. I will look forward to following your events and hope that I can attend next year’s event in Glasgow” – MaaS Delivery Manager – Bus, Accessibility and Active Travel Directorate, Transport Scotland • “Thanks for hosting a really useful event, great to hear from everyone today” – Smart Programme Manager, Smart & Integrated Ticketing, Transport Scotland “I have a keen interest in MaaS and enjoyed an excellent event experience and informative presentations” – Project Manager, City of Edinburgh Council “The programme content was relevant, roundtable discussions were engaging and there were excellent opportunities to network. Exciting innovation presented on tech solutions for combining fixed routes and DRT, and the air quality monitoring roundtable was most valuable” – Road Safety and Active Travel Liaison Officer, City of Edinburgh Council “Some really good content” – Smart Perth Project Coordinator, Perth & Kinross Council “I’ve had a chance to review some of the videos – a great balance of public sector and innovators! I’ll keep an eye out for the next Scottish classes” – Lead Consultant – Local Transport Strategy, Fife Council “Attended the Transport Smart Class, Scotland 2021 event yesterday, which featured presentations by innovation leaders in Transport. The sessions covered a range of topics including data driven decarbonisation objectives in Edinburgh, LEZs, EV charging, dynamic demand responsive transport and MaaS. The roundtable discussions at the end were thought provoking and demonstrated the opportunities of technology-based mobility solutions. Many thanks to all speakers and for the invite. I would highly recommend future Smart Class events to anyone interested in Transportation and Smart Cities” – Senior Transport Modeller, Mott MacDonald

“Many thanks for hosting yesterday’s Smart Class at the RSE. An excellent event, very well run and pitched at the right level”  Principal Transport Consultant, Meinhardt UK “Valuable to see how digital innovation and technology can play such a vital role in the success of MaaS; lots of interesting learnings about air quality monitoring and how local authorities can use this technology; DRT, innovative charging solutions, multi-modal city-wide solutions and behaviour change topics were also most interesting” – Programme Manager, Energy Saving Trust • “A very well run and executed event. Great to see and hear from all the presenters and delegates that Scotland really does take sustainable transport seriously. We will be participating again, it is the event that keeps on giving! Thank you from all of us” – General Manager, Siemens IMS (UKI) at Siemens Mobility (Innovation Sponsor) • “A very successful event” – Event Management, HaCon – A Siemens Company (Innovation Sponsor) • “Thank you, Mark, and the whole Smart Classes team for the smooth communication, organisation and great support before and after the events. We really appreciate it!” – Marketing Manager DACH, UK & Nordics, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor) • “Thank you as always for your great work and events. A lot of very qualified people…A big thank you for your help from all the team here at Padam and we look forward to continuing the good work next year” – Head of Business Development & International Partnerships, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor) • “Delighted to contribute to this event today. Thanks to Mark and the team for arranging” – Regional Director – North of England and Scotland, Project Centre, part of Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor) • “Thanks for inviting us to contribute to this Smart Class. Please keep in touch regarding future events” – Schools Programme Manager, Living Streets Scotland (Innovation Sponsor)


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TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2021

On 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.


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Marston Holdings
Project Centre
Living Streets Scotland

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