The Bus Back Better national strategy sets out the vision and opportunity to deliver better bus services for passengers across England, through ambitious and far-reaching reform of how services are planned and delivered. This event will explore the role intelligent transport technology will play in delivering this vision.
Panelists will outline how emerging Intelligent Transport Systems technology will help everyone deliver the Bus Back Better vision. After a short overview of the report, discussing changes in regulation and examples of projects which have grown patronage, we will get into the detail of how data and technology can support local authorities with their decision making. This technology includes real time information, bus open data services, mobile and inter-operable ticketing and traffic signal priority. We will also look at how this can be used to plan new routes and how local authorities can work out whether their strategies are working. There will also be some thoughts on how buses can integrate with active travel modes, and even how data on the movement of buses can help local authorities with their overall traffic management strategies.
Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation
Meera Nayyar, Head of Passenger Experience, Department for Transport
Claire Walters, CEO, Bus Users UK
Andy Graham, Managing Director, White Willow Consulting