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.

Community Leaders have called on business to back the new Smartgo Milton Keynes business travel initiative.
The scheme provides a range of business travel benefits and services aimed at making commuting cheaper, easier and more sustainable. read more 

The Launch of the Business Travel Network Smartgo Milton Keynes was held on Monday 24th February 2014 at 12pm at DoubleTree by Hilton StadiumMK, Milton Keynes . With over 70 attendees, there was an opportunity to gain a real understanding of how Smartgo Milton Keynes can benefit the wider audience.

Smartgo Milton Keynes is the business travel network launched in 2014 by the national sustainable transport consultancy, Go Travel Solutions with the long term support of Milton Keynes Council. Smartgo Milton Keynes uses the expertise of Go Travel Solutions to develop a partnership between local employers, travel providers and the public sector based on a low carbon economy. Through this partnership, Smartgo Milton Keynes provides a comprehensive travel offer, forum programme and opportunities for shared travel projects.


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