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The PTAANZ Zero Emissions Public Transport Symposium

Tuesday 14 March 2023

The PTAANZ Zero Emissions Public Transport Symposium kicked off in style with a lively panel discussion that delved deeply into the challenges and opportunities of electrifying public transport.

The panel, which consisted of experts from various sectors of the transport industry, included our very own Mark Peters – Transit Systems General Manager Fleet, Innovation and Business, examined the current state of public transportation, the challenges of transitioning to zero-emission vehicles, and the benefits of electrification.

During the panel discussion, the experts highlighted the growing global demand for public transport electrification, as well as the significant financial savings that could be achieved through reduced fuel and maintenance costs.

However, the panel also emphasized the need for significant investments in charging infrastructure and support for electric vehicle manufacturers to ensure that the transition to electric public transport is as smooth and seamless as possible.

Despite these challenges, the panel remained optimistic about the potential of electrified public transport to significantly reduce emissions and improve air quality in urban areas. The panellists stressed the importance of collaboration between industry, government, and the public in achieving these goals.

Overall, the first panel discussion of the PTAANZ Zero Emissions Public Transport Symposium was a thought-provoking and engaging event that set the tone for a productive and innovative conference focused on the future of public transport.