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MORE THAN 200 del­e­gates are ex­pected to at­tend the ‘Nav­i­gat­ing the Fu­ture’ 2018 BusNSW Con­fer­ence at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Val­ley, April 19-20, to en­gage with in­dus­try ex­perts dis­cussing the need for op­er­a­tors, sup­pli­ers and gov­ern­ment to steer the pub­lic trans­port frame­work, and to adapt to a chang­ing en­vi­ron­ment, or­gan­is­ers say.

The con­fer­ence in­cludes a half-day work­shop for BusNSW mem­bers on Thurs­day 19th, as well as a full-day con­fer­ence on Fri­day 20th.

Ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of BusNSW, Matt Threlkeld says: “We live in a rapidly chang­ing world and the way we plan and de­liver bus and coach ser­vices is be­ing trans­formed as never be­fore.”

“From mass tran­sit to per­son­alised trans­port, from fixed-route ser­vices to on-de­mand ser­vices, from diesel buses to elec­tric buses, from driver-con­trolled buses to au­ton­o­mous ve­hi­cles – the trans­port land­scape is rapidly chang­ing. The Con­fer­ence will give del­e­gates an in­sight into new pub­lic trans­port ini­tia­tives and pilots be­ing used to de­ter­mine what works and what doesn’t.”

There are limited spa­ces for the Con­fer­ence and ac­com­mo­da­tion. For full pro­grammes and more in­for­ma­tion visit www.busnsw.com.au, or con­tact BusNSW on +61 2 8838 9500. Del­e­gates are en­cour­aged to reg­is­ter for the con­fer­ence be­fore 23 March to take ad­van­tage of ‘early bird’ dis­counts.

Above: Min­is­ter for Trans­port and In­fra­struc­ture Andrew Con­stance will be de­liv­er­ing an ad­dress to del­e­gates.

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