2018 NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SUMMIT
MASSIVE DEMAND for the highly anticipated, inaugural National Travel to Learn and School Bus Summit – on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Canberra - means registrations are now open and delegates are encouraged to act fast, according to industry insiders.
To be held at the National Convention Centre, the theme of the Summit is ‘Moving Students - Building a Public and Active Transport Culture’.
Its purpose? To discuss travel choices to most effectively get students (no matter their age) to primary and secondary schools, TAFES and Universities - in fact, all forms of education.
It’s about looking beyond the policy outcome of providing transport services to deliver access to education and broaden the policy basis upon which governments fund these services, according to Bus Industry Confederation organisers.
“It’s to identify what other economic, environmental and societal benefits there are if we get ‘travel to learn’ transport services right,” BIC executive director Michael Apps said. “With the realities and challenges of massive urbanisation and rising population in Australia’s cities and growing regions, and access to education in rural and remote Australia upon us, do we need to rethink and re-design the fundamental approach to provision of free or subsidised school services and concessional student travel? Do we need to look to the longer term and make ‘travel to learn’ a policy that is about building a public and active transport culture for Australia,” he explained.
Further information is available at www.ozebus.com.au, or by emailing email@example.com.
Final registrations will be accepted up to Friday 22nd June, 2018, depending on venue capacity.