BBA & BSOG reform Conference

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A one-day conference on the Better Bus Areas Fund and BSOG Reform is to take place at The Axis, Birmingham on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

Organised by PTRC Education and Research Services, the conferences and training arm of the CILT, the event features several high-profile speakers. Chaired by renowned Professor Peter Mackie from the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, speakers include David Sidebottom, Passenger Focus Director; David Young, Director of Customer Experience SYPTE; Robert Montgomery, Stagecoach; James Padden, Department for Transport; Mark Kemp, Oxfordshire County Council and Matt Gamble and Alan Brett from Atkins.

The event comes at a time when the DfT has announced reform and changes to BSOG.

The reform includes devolution of BSOG to local authorities to allow decisions to be taken locally. There will be the creation of a new local government fund Better Bus Areas which encourages local transport authorities and bus operators to work closely together to improve services, and boost passenger numbers by submitting business proposals.

For more information on the conference, contact Zeenara Najam at [email protected]