Transport Seminar (16th June)

A.K. Bell Library, 2 York Place, Perth PH2 8EP

A Transport Seminar is being hosted by the Scottish Association for Public Transport at 10.30 on Friday 16th June 2023. This is a free event open to all those with an interest in public transport. Coffee/tea will be available from 10.00. The seminar is due to end at 12.40, followed by the SAPT AGM at 12.45 – 13.15 (for members only).

Introduction: Stewart Stevenson, SAPT Hon President, will introduce the speakers and chair the question and answer session. Stewart is a former Transport Minister in the Scottish Government.

Ferries/Shipping: Professor Bruce Peter of Glasgow School of Art will give a presentation on shipping and ferries, a high-profile topic in Scotland. Bruce has written over 30 books on a range of subjects from design for transport to commercial architecture, and recently gave a talk on The great Clyde- built ships and the creation of their interiors at Fairfield Heritage centre.

Rail Funding and Developments: Transport Scotland will outline the Scottish Ministers’ rail plans covered by the next funding period 2024-2029 for investing in the Scottish rail network.

Bus and Coach Developments: Paul White, Director of CPT Scotland (Confederation for Passenger Transport) will give an update on current progress in the bus and coach industry in Scotland as it recovers from the impact of the pandemic. Paul has extensive experience in public affairs and communications at Scottish, UK and EU levels.

Go Anywhere, Anyhour”: John McCormick, Chair of SAPT, will describe SAPT’s new blueprint for coordinated train, local bus and ferry timetables across Scotland, and how this could be achieved by progressively improving schedules to connect at interchange hubs. The target is to offer a green alternative to the car giving regular departures by public transport between all cities, towns and villages across Scotland.