School Transport
27 Jan 2011
Sustainability during austerity. 9th Annual Conference. Held at Westminster Studio and at our Leeds Satellite Hub

Keynote Speaker:

  • Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, Chairman, Yellow School Bus Commission

Other Invited speakers:

  • John Burch, Deputy Director of Operations, Confederation of Passenger Transport UK and Member of the Yellow School Bus Commission
  •  Jonathan Jones, Programme Manager - Smarter Procurement, West Midlands Improvement and Efficiency

Programme
09:50
Ian Gwenlan, Chair, Association of Transport Co-ordination Officers
Welcome and introduction from conference Chair

09:55
Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport
The future of school transport: Introducing the Local Sustainable Travel Fund

10:05
Question and answer: Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport
10:10
Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, Chairman, Yellow School Bus Commission
School transport during periods of austerity: the costs and savings of the Yellow School Bus Commission proposals

10:25
Question and answer: Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, Chairman, Yellow School Bus Commission
10:30
John Burch, Deputy Director of Operations, Confederation of Passenger Transport UK and Member of the Yellow School Bus Commission
The future of transport for children and young people: an update from the Department for Transport stakeholder group

10:55
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:20
Jonathan Jones, Programme Manager - Smarter Procurement, West Midlands Improvement and Efficiency
School transport procurement during times of austerity: the benefits, the risks and the SAVINGS of E-Auctions

12:00
Questions and discussion Session 2
12:10
Paul Osborne, Director, SusTrans
Utilising behaviour change techniques to promote alternative school travel

12:30
Stuart Linn, Managing Director, Reseaulutions and Advisor to Powys County Council
Ensuring synergy between public transport and school transport to drive down costs and increase usage

12:45
Panel debate: The outcome of the comprehensive spending review
Stuart Linn, Managing Director, Reseaulutions and Advisor to Powys County Council Paul Osborne, Director, SusTrans Chris Pettifer, Head of Transport Operations, Bedford Borough Council

13:10
Buffet Lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Stephen Jones, Regional Co-ordinator, WLGA
Shared services: the WLGA’s six county school transport pilot

14:20
David R Boden, Passenger Services Manager, East Riding of Yorkshire Council
East Riding's strategic cost reduction in SEN transport

14:40
The healthy option: Findings from the national Walk to School campaign
David Graham, Walk to School Development Manager, Living Streets Daniel Beckett, School Travel Team Leader, London Borough of Bromley

15:00
Engaging service users in school transport: Southend’s successful campaign to increase child bus fare age
Adam Connolly, Youth Mayor, Southend Youth Council Alex Bright, Deputy Youth Mayor, Southend Youth Council

15:10
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:20
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:50
Seminar 1: Implementing your Bikeability programme
Peter Jeffers, Managing Director, Cyclist Training

15:50
Seminar 2: Engaging with schools to successfully implement travel plans
Emma Sheridan, Chair, Modeshift