Pathogens, Passengers & Particulates: Towards a Safe & Sustainable Bus Sector

Webinar: Wed 14th October 2020, 11:00 – 12.15 An overview of the opportunities that we believe can help create a new form of public transport fit for the “new normal”

Published on 05 October 2020

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You are cordially invited to join us at an event aimed at stimulating the bus and coach sector.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the UK bus sector, which was already struggling to deal with demands to reduce carbon emissions. Bus and coach operators are uncertain of survival into 2021. Passenger numbers are challenging. Safety of passengers and drivers has acquired a new dimension. Operators are under pressure to invest in alternative fuel technologies. Council transport managers are facing carrots and sticks to improve air quality and reduce energy bills. It is an extremely challenging time.

At TRL we are convinced that bus and coach transport, as the most efficient means of public transport in the UK, can and will survive. But it requires some creative thinking and a reassessment of what defines a safe, and sustainable bus industry of the future.

Join us on Wed 14th October 2020, 11:00 – 12.15, for an overview of the opportunities that we believe can help create a new form of public transport fit for the “new normal”.

Register here:

At this event you will discover:

What TRL have been doing during the pandemic to
  • Improve protection against virus transmission on London buses
  • Assess the impact of the pandemic on the confidence and mental health of public transport users
  • Investigate options to decarbonise bus operations, from the perspective of
- Vehicle type
- Routes
- Town /City management
  • Use passenger data to model operational efficiencies

Guest speaker Leslie Nooteboom from Humanising Autonomy will reveal the benefits of modelling passenger demand, under rapidly changing conditions in Manchester.

We will assess the impact of new technologies (e-scooters, autonomous vehicles, MaaS) and how these innovations could be opportunities to transform the bus sector. 

This event is aimed primarily at bus and coach operators, vehicle manufacturers and local authorities responsible for licencing the service.

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