For years, even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic striking in 2020, the UK bus sector has been looking at ways to refresh its image, with better integration, a renewed focus on green travel, and more coherently designed transport networks high on the agenda for operators and authorities across the country.
COVID-19 has proven to be something of a double-edged sword for the industry, on one hand driving ridership to all-time lows and making margins even thinner, but on the other presenting a significant opportunity to build back better.
With this considered, the government has introduced its new National Bus Strategy – Bus Back Better – in a bid to reverse the fortunes of the sector, improve and simplify the passenger experience, and make bus operations more efficient, cost-effective and adaptable.
UK BUS FUTURE will take an in-depth look at some of the most pressing aspects of the strategy, with expert insight and discussion from the UK’s leading operators and most innovative authorities.
Together, they will discuss:
Driving Public Transport Forward
Ticketing & Payments
Next-generation routing and scheduling