Venue: NTA Offices, Harcourt Lane, Dun Sceine, Dublin 2

According to Transport for London (TfL), London's buses carry around 6.5m passengers a day. This accounts for more than half of all bus journeys made in England. As set out in the Mayor’s Transport Strategy 2018, over the next few decades TfL will be investing billions to transform the Capital's transport network. Playing a critical role in the public transport network, buses will continue to be the most-used form of public transport in the City.

Join TPS on the 16th January 2019 where John Barry, an independent consultant, will look at how TfL set about transforming its bus services from 2000 onwards, setting the story in the wider context of London’s transport history. John will offer some views on how much of what has happened in London is down to local factors and, conversely, which elements could be useful in other cities. The talk will also look ahead, taking a view on how local bus services will need to adapt to the rapidly-changing transport environment.

John Barry was responsible for the development of London’s network of bus services from the creation of Transport for London in 2000 through to 2018.  Starting out as a maths teacher in the 1980s he was involved with buses in London from 1991. He is a past-president of the International Bus Benchmarking Group and served as TfL’s member on the Bus Committee of the UITP (International Public Transport Association).  Now working as an independent consultant, John is currently advising the National Transport Authority on bus service change.

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