Transport Scotland & SCOTS Seminar Sessions

Day One: Wednesday 31st October 2018

10:00

Welcome and introduction from the chair

Chris Ames, Deputy Editor, Highways Magazine

10:05

Keynote address: The challenges of today, the opportunities of tomorrow

Gordon Mackay, Chair, SCOTS & Head of Roads & Transportation Services, South Lanarkshire Council

10:30

Bridge collapses: Inevitable or unacceptable? Learning the lessons from catastrophe

Richard Fish, Independent Consultant and Technical Secretary, The Bridge Owners’ Forum

10:50

The Transport Bill and Low Emission Zones

Stephen Thomson, Head of Air Quality, Transport Scotland

11:10

The national ITS strategy a year on: The journey so far

Peter McGillion, Head of ITS Systems, Transport Scotland

11:30

Developing Mobility as a Service: A US experience

Brian Burkhard, Global Technology Leader-Advanced Mobility Systems, Jacobs

11:50

The Mobility Innovation Living Lab: Developing innovative smart mobility solutions

Paul Blakeman, Head of Innovation, Urban Foresight

12:10

ITS (UK) hosted session: The planning and delivery of ITS on rural roads

Speakers :
Jennie Martin, Secretary General, ITS (UK) Douglas Rodger, Studio Associate Director, IBI Group

12:40

Monitoring of early skid resistance using the Griptester

Luke Martin, Research Engineer, TRL

13:00

Lunch and exhibition viewing

13:45

Exploring traffic control optimisation techniques and how they might look in the future

Martin Wylie, ITS Engineer, Portsmouth City Council

14:10

How technology is driving change on the network: A panel discussion

Speakers to include:

  • Mark Godsell, BEAR Scotland
  • Bruce Donaldson, WSP
  • Larry Walsh, WJ Group
  • Paul Bates, Clearview Intelligence

14:30

Summary and close of conference theatre for day one

Day Two: Thursday 1st November 2018

10:00

Welcome and introduction from the chair

10:10

Transport Bill overview and road works provisions

Speakers :
Brendan Rooney, Transport Bill Manager, Transport Scotland Kat Quane, Road Works Policy Adviser, Transport Scotland

10:40

Live panel debate: Training and developing the future engineers of Scotland and the view of new entrants into the industry

Featuring graduates and apprentices including;

  • Emily Alfred
  • Asif Huq
  • Neil Gardiner
  • Jan Wasilewski

11:10

Air quality: How local authorities are tackling the key challenges and providing the right opportunities

Will Garrett, Spatial Policy Manager - Place Directorate, The City of Edinburgh Council

11:40

Mobility as a Service - Future developments

Andy Taylor, Strategy Director, CTS Strategy Leader, Cubic Transportation Systems

12:00

Route Safety Strategy Research

Nicola Vemmie, Senior Asset Management Consultant, Jacobs

12:25

Summary and close of conference for day two

12:30

Lunch and exhibition viewing

15:30

Exhibition closes