Transport summit success

By: Amie Hickland

Organisers were pleased with the TFF and UITPANZ Transport Summit held in Sydney recently

Transport summit success
New South Wales minister for transport and infrastructure Andrew Constance is interviewed by TTF chief executive officer Margy Osmond

The Australian Transport Summit will likely go ahead in 2016 after another successful gathering of key transport figures recently.

This was the fourth summit which has been held and is a joint event between Transport and Tourism Forum (TTF) and International Association of Public Transport Australia and New Zealand (UITPANZ).

Key figures in transport in Australia and internationally were brought together to discuss some of the transport challenges Australia faces.

The summit focused on a wide range of issues, with a discussion on the future of bus franchising in Australia.

Panel members for this discussion included Transit Systems chief executive officer Clint Feuerherdt and Transport for New South Wales deputy director general – transport services Fergus Gammie.

The session was moderated by Public Transport Victoria chief executive officer Mark Wild.

Delegates then attended a networking luncheon in which the keynote address was made by Andrew Bata of New York City Transit.

UITPANZ chair Ian Dobbs closed the formal part of the summit: "I hope you all got something out of today," he says.

"On behalf of TTF and UITP, I look forward to seeing you next year."

The Australian Transport Summit was held at The Westin Sydney on July 31.  

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