Bus Centre of Excellence launches Knowledge Hub

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Chair of the BCOE Strategy Board Leon Daniels. BCOE

The Knowledge Hub will help bus operators and local authorities to access best practice

The Bus Centre of Excellence (BCOE) has launched its knowledge hub, providing a brand-new resource for those involved in the bus sector. The knowledge hub can be found as part of the new BCOE website and contains useful guidance, case studies and practical information about the bus sector. BCOE plans to develop the hub to become a one-stop-shop for bus sector resources. Subsequent phases will see the launch of discussion forums, bespoke events, thought leadership from those in the know, and the ability for people to register to become members of BCOE.

Chair of the BCOE Strategy Board Leon Daniels OBE said: “This is an important development for the Bus Centre of Excellence. This is the first of a variety of services that we will be providing to the bus sector. The BCOE website will provide users with the ability to locate the latest resources, discuss ideas and access relevant training that the sector needs.

“We look forward to welcoming users onto the platform and working with our wider stakeholders to deliver improved services across the sector. The next few months will see us release plans on our wider strategies to support the BCOE vision. We encourage you to sign up for more information and the opportunity to become a contributor to the site.

“By raising the skills and knowledge of those working in and around the sector, we will help spread the word that bus services are improving, further growing customer confidence and helping the country hit its Net Zero targets as patronage grows.”

The Bus Centre of Excellence (BCOE) was conceived as a place for those working within the bus sector to come together to share best practice and develop skills in order to deliver better bus services across England, including local authorities and operators, as part of the Government’s Bus Strategy in 2021. The centre will be co-sponsored by the Department for Transport, and training on issues such as planning, network design, performance oversight and procurement and tendering will be managed and delivered by experts from across the bus sector.