Act Travelwise Regional Meeting

Act TravelWise Midlands Region Online Meeting - 11th May 2021

Act TravelWise Midlands Region Online Meeting -                                   

Tuesday 11th May @ 1: 45pm     Register with Eventbrite                                                      



  • Dr. Marwan AL-Azzawi, Director of Mobility & Strategic Transport, Royal Haskoning DHV

Covid-19 Impacts on Travel Patterns in the UK                                                                                                     

It has been well-documented that during the pandemic the number of people using trains, buses, and other shared transport services has dropped significantly. Over the past 12 months, Royal HaskoningDHV has carried out research to examine the change in travel patterns during periods of lockdown and easing. In this presentation, Dr. Marwan AL-Azzawi , Director of Mobility & Strategic Transport ,will discuss the key findings of the research, exploring how travel patterns have changed, how perceptions of different forms of transport have been impacted and what this means for the mobility as we plan for a post-Covid recovery.

  • Denise Faber, Director of Public Transport, ITP 

Post Covid19 how will the National Bus Strategy Influence Public Transport Provision?                           

Denise Faber, Director of Public Transport will explain how formal partnerships will be integral to public transport recovery, how the industry needs to re-think how bus networks currently operate, and how the National Bus Strategy can support an affordable, seamless and integrated network which is required if we are to increase modal shift away from the private car.

  • Jon Hayes , Head of Bus , Transport for West Midlands   

Urban Public Transport Recovery Post Covid19 With urban public                                                                     

The National Bus Strategy is the strongest intent from National Government since deregulation of the sector in 1985.  Contained within it there is a clear requirement that LTAs will need to get closer to planning of bus services, timetables, fares, ticketing, punctuality etc.. at a time when the future is uncertain and the industry is facing the biggest challenge of a generation.  Jon Hayes , Head of Bus TfWM, will provide a brief overview of the impact of covid-19 in the West Midlands region for bus travel, the opportunities and risks recovery through the National Bus Strategy presents and give a practical real world experience of delivering an Enhanced Partnership.


  • Questions and Answers session & discussion
  • Members Regional Meeting & Updates