Bus to the Future: Imagining public transport in 2030 and beyond – and the changes needed now to ensure we get there

Watch this webinar, in partnership with Trapeze Group, to hear panellists discuss visions for the future of buses and public transport in major urban environments.

Watch this webinar to hear panellists discuss visions for the future of buses and public transport in major urban environments, with a specific focus on delivering a next generation customer experience; ensuring speed and efficiency of end-to-end journeys; and the implementation of a truly sustainable transport network.

This panel discussion brought together industry experts from a range of backgrounds to share perspectives on the future of buses and public transport in major urban environments. Panellists were asked to look to 2030 and beyond, outlining how the industry can ensure that public transport is convenient and attractive by delivering on core customer requirements. Some of the topics to be considered included:

  • Speed of journeys
  • Inclusivity of experience
  • Improved connections
  • Decarbonisation
  • Safety and security


Emma GibsonEmma Gibson, CEO, London TravelWatch

Emma Gibson is CEO of London TravelWatch, the transport watchdog for everyone travelling into and around London. One of London TravelWatch’s key campaigns is to improve the experience of people using the bus in London, including making journey times shorter, so that more people use the bus in future. Before joining London TravelWatch, Emma was Campaign Director at both Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.

Paul Attenborough Trapeze Group Bus to the Future: Imagining public transport in 2030 and beyondPaul Attenborough, Programme Director, Trapeze Group

Paul Attenborough is a Programme Director at Trapeze Group with more than 15 years of experience working in transport technology provision in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Paul specialises in the optimisation of transport solutions that make a real difference to the travelling public, through improvements in relation to passenger information, schools transport management and the continually developing market of Mobility-as-a-Service.

In recent years, he has led the Trapeze business in delivering major bus service information projects with Transport for London (TfL) and the National Transport Authority (NTA) in Ireland. Paul is a powerful force in the workplace, where he uses his energy and relentlessly positive attitude to encourage those around him to continue delivering technology that transforms mobility.

Warwick Goodall, Member of PA’s Management Group, PA Consulting

Warwick is passionate about using data to transform the passenger experience. He helps clients to understand the changing technology landscape and benefit from digital innovations to serve customers; operate efficiently; maintain their assets; deliver net zero and low carbon objectives; and plan future transport investments in mobility services.

Warwick supported the Department for Transport (DfT) on the Bus Open Data case for change; the forthcoming UK Transport Data Strategy; and policy redesign for the future of Traffic Regulation Orders. He has supported Transport for London on open data, Highways England’s digital data and technology strategy, bus/train operators and regional transport authorities. Warwick is a thought leader, referenced in interviews with the Financial Times and London Evening Standard, and was recognised as a Top 10 Mobility-as-a-Service Influencer.

Paul Comfort, Host of Transit Unplugged podcast

An expert on leadership, transportation infrastructure and transit trends, Paul Comfort Esq., former CEO of the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), most recently led a revolutionary change from a 50-year-old antiquated transit system to the world-class BaltimoreLink – an efficient, high-frequency, connected rail and bus transit system in Baltimore Maryland. Paul has spent a career in public transit and local government, having served as County Administrator for two suburban counties in Maryland and was elected as a County Commissioner. He has also worked in business development and operations management for many public and private transit operations.

Paul is currently Vice President of Business Development for Trapeze Group, serving as a brand ambassador to the transit industry, ensuring C-level success with their technology products and services and speaking and writing on transit trends and solutions. He also hosts a national podcast, ‘Transit Unplugged’, interviewing top public transportation leaders about their lives, operations and transit trends.


Is the webinar free?
Yes – there is no charge to watch the webinar, either live or on-demand.

When will the webinar take place?
The webinar will be taking place on 14 June 2022 at 08:00 CST/ 13:00 BST/ 14:00 CET.

Can I watch the webinar later?
The webinar will be available to watch on-demand shortly after the live broadcast takes place.

What are the benefits of attending live?
During the live webinar, you will be able to pose questions to the speakers, which will then be answered during the live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

How long will the webinar be?
The live webinar will last for up to one hour.

Who will be moderating?
Leah Hockley, Editor, Intelligent Transport.

What do I need to watch this webinar?
All you need is a computer with an internet connection. It is advised to use headphones where possible for your own comfort.