The event is organised by the CIHT London and the Association of Transport Coordinating Officers (ATCO). The event will provide an overview of the DfT funded Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) project with insights from both DfT and TfL as well as the local authorities and selected DRT suppliers.
Members of ATCO can attend this event free by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early in 2021, the Department for Transport released £20 million funding for Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) in rural areas under the Rural Mobility Fund. Currently, there are 16 DRT schemes set to launch in 2021 and 2022. DRT is all about on-demand, shared transport – accessible through a digital app. The event will explore recent efforts in the field of DRT and will include presentations from Department for Transport, Transport for London, Local Authorities taking part in Rural Mobility Fund and DRT app suppliers.
Presentations will focus on current/future DRT plans by Local Authorities, lessons learnt from previous projects/pilots, challenges in deploying DRT schemes, as well as presentations by selected DRT app suppliers.
Below is further information on some of our confirmed speakers.
Becky Upfold has over 20 years experience in sustainable transport in Canada and the UK and now works for TfL’s Transport Innovation Directorate, evaluating and testing the potential for demand responsive buses, e-scooters and other new business models to affect or complement TfL’s objectives, operations and customers.