15TH JUNE 2017

99 Gordon Street,
Glasgow G1 3SF


The Scottish Government has committed to introduce a Transport Bill during this parliamentary session. It will ensure that there is a viable set of options for local authorities to draw upon in improving bus services in their area be that via partnership, local franchising or municipal bus companies as well as setting the framework for nation-wide multi-modal smart ticketing. They will also be looking at how they can improve passenger information.

Meanwhile Scotland's railways are undergoing a period of enhancement and expansion unmatched since the Victorian era. With the railway becoming more important to the nation's prosperity and growing significantly, what is the best strategy to increase capacity and frequency on the network to deliver the railways that Scotland deserves and what should be the priorities for the 2017 high level output statement?

Questions for debate include:-

  • What should be the role of transport in growing the economy and social inclusion?
  • What does Scotland do well on bus, rail and ferries and what can be improved?
  • Do governance structures support desired outcomes?
  • What role can technology play?
  • How do we meet the challenges of disruptive technologies?
  • How do we ensure that local authorities have the tools to improve transport in their area?
  • How do we safeguard the country's railway needs, both now and in the future?

Our one day Summit will bring together key decision-makers, practitioners and thinkers to discuss and debate Scotland's transport needs and future strategy.

The Scottish Transport Summit will be followed by the 15th annual Scottish Transport Awards at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.  Click here for more details



    • Roy Brannen

      Chief Executive
      Transport Scotland


    • Prof. David Begg

      Chief Executive
      Transport Times
    • Gavin Booth

      Bus Users Scotland
    • Mark Carne

      Chief Executive
      Network Rail
    • Prof Iain Docherty (Chair)

      Professor of Public Policy and Governance and Head of Management
      University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School
    • Robert Drewery

      Commercial Director
    • Giles Fearnley

      Managing Director – UK Bus
      FirstGroup Plc
    • Dr George Hazel OBE

      Programme Manager
      MaaS Scotland
    • John Hill

      Senior Account Director
      Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd
    • Bill Reeve

      Director of Rail
      Transport Scotland
    • Sam Smith

      Programme Manager
      Borders Railway Blueprint
    • Peter Strachan

      Managing Director
      Serco Caledonian Sleeper

    Transport Times is well known for providing unrivalled insight into the transport industry from thought leaders in the sector. The awards and events that the Transport Team produce have similar status as the best in the industry, and that's why we've been proud of First Group's involvement over the years in sponsoring numerous awards and why we will continue to support these events in the future

    Tim O'Toole CBE

    Former CEO, FirstGroup