Pictured (L-R) are: Robin Pointon (Managing Director of Go Travel Solutions), Neil Fulton (Programme Director for the Automated Transport Systems Business Unit at The Transport Systems Catapult), and Andrew Bannister (Chairman of Smartgo Milton Keynes and Group Corporate Social Responsibility Manager for Volkswagen Group UK)
National Intelligent Mobility organisation joins Smartgo Milton Keynes Steering Group
The Transport Systems Catapult is the latest major organisation to join the Smartgo Milton Keynes Steering Group. The organisation has joined the Steering Group for the Smartgo Milton Keynes workplace travel network to help shape and drive the growth of sustainable transport options for Milton Keynes employers and their staff.
The Transport Systems Catapult is the UK's technology and innovation centre for Intelligent Mobility, with headquarters in Milton Keynes. Smartgo Milton Keynes was developed and is co-ordinated by specialist sustainable travel consultancy, Go Travel Solutions with support from Milton Keynes Council and Volkswagen.
Milton Keynes is at the forefront of travel and transport developments. To discover how current and emerging tools can help with workplace travel in Milton Keynes, local employers were invited to the Smarter Mobility Travel Forum. From discounts on buses to driverless pods, from fleet management tools to new approaches for shared mobility, the forum informed managers to improve their own effectiveness and productivity, and that of their staff.
Date: Thursday 10th July 2014
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Location: T-Systems Ltd, Futura House, Bradbourne Dr, Tilbrook, MK7 8AZ
Latest technological developments to reduce need to travel.
The notion of virtual meetings without the need for physical presence is not a new concept, but why has this simple method for reducing or avoiding unneccessary travel not taken off in ways you would expect within the business world? We use common video communication tools in our personal lives to converse with friends and family across the globe on a daily basis, so why not within our working life? Within this session we will look at:
For up to 1,700 staff at Tilbrook business estate, running to Kingston retail centre.
A new lunchtime shuttle bus service will be launched on Monday 28 April 2014 to enable up to 1,700 staff at the Tilbrook business estate in Milton Keynes to travel to the nearby Kingston retail centre. The new service is an initiative of the Tilbrook Travel Hub and will provide an easy and sustainable travel option for staff to reduce car use during the day.
Travel on service 51 will cost £2 return, will run between 12 noon and 2pm every 20 minutes, and is being run by bus company Z&S Transport. The Tilbrook scheme is co-ordinated by sustainable travel specialist, Go Travel Solutions as part of its Smartgo Milton Keynes initiative and is supported by a number of local businesses on the Tilbrook estate including Red Bull Technology, Trek UK, T-Systems, PPSGB, Kingston Foods and Sansetsu.
The Tilbrook Travel Hub has been developed following an estate-wide travel survey of the 22 businesses based at Tilbrook, initiated by Red Bull Technology and organised by Go Travel Solutions. The travel hub is working on a range of other initiatives including helping staff to reduce the need to commute by car and as single drivers. These include encouraging car sharing and developing a bike buddy scheme.
Good to see mention of our business travel network, Smartgo Milton Keynes featured in Fleet News. Below is some of the text taken from the Fleet News article.
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Go Travel Solutions has launched travel planning schemes in Leicester and Stevenage, with its latest initiative unveiled in Milton Keynes last week.