Developing your Public Transport Offer: Integrating Rural and Urban Services

Poor transport links can have a knock-on effect on areas of life such as education, employment and health. It is vital for quality transport links in rural areas to be sustained and to integrate with urban services. The Bus Services Act 2017 reformed regulatory powers for local authorities and will impact rural transport services.

Attend this Westminster Briefing to explore the national landscape and assess how to improve your local public transport offer. You will hear from experts on how to make the most of limited resources, the benefits of partnerships in local services, and the latest good practice underway across the UK.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Providing safe, efficient and resilient services in times of budget constraints
  • Update of the Bus Services Act and what it means for local transport 
  • Reducing congestion: Offering suitable and attractive alternatives to cars
  • Rural mobility: Developing community transport and enhancing access for disabled and elderly people
  • The power of partnerships to develop local services
  • Learning from success: Case studies of effective local strategies
  • A joined-up approach to make the most of limited finances and improve local transport

About the Day:

Delegates in the morning session will look at the policy landscape and examine how to develop an effective local strategy for supporting rural transport services.

The afternoon session will examine what can be learnt from current case studies and how best to improve local services.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from a wide range of stakeholders including: including leaders, strategy directors, planners and elected members in local authorities and transport executives; bus service providers; passenger representative groups; business and LEP representatives; health, education and community transport representatives and anyone with an interest in the future of rural transport services.

Wednesday 14th March 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Taking place in Central London (Zone 1, Venue TBC)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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