Peter Warman

Public Transport Consultant to FWT

Peter Warman

Public Transport Consultant to FWT

M.Sc in Transport, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London;
B.Eng. in Civil & Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield;
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (FCILT);
Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers (MICE);
Member of the Market Research Society (MMRS).

During the 1970s he was employed by the international consultancy MVA and on a one-year research project at Imperial College, London, to examine the long-term implications of transport and telecommunications for the UK up to the year 2000. This was directed by Sir Colin Buchanan, for the Long Range Studies Division of the British Post Office.

Since 1980, he has worked as a freelance consultant, except for three years when, in 1989, he was appointed as Chief Executive of the London River Bus Service. This was during the period leading up to the completion of the first phase of the Canary Wharf Development in London Docklands in 1991.

During the 1990s Peter assisted FWT to work with the large UK Bus Groups to introduce stop-specific bus stop information using automated database publishing methods. This led to the development of a website for UK Bus First Group and acquiring the PTI Website, which in the late 1990s provided the first public index to all bus operators’ websites in the UK. This site was eventually sold by FWT to a consortium of major bus operators and became the predecessor of the Traveline and Transport Direct web sites, initiated by the DfT by 2000.

From 1998 he was conducting travel information audits for Passenger Transport Executives such as Great Manchester and West Midlands (Centro) as well as other local authorities. These led to Peter producing detailed public transport information strategies. FWT were then commissioned to implement some of these, which involved new designs for county-wide roadside information programmes, way-finding schemes and improved static information at transport interchanges.

He assisted FWT’s parent company – Cook Hammond & Kell – in the early market research in the USA leading to the successful formation of CHK America. He worked on some of the latter’s early projects in Santa Barbara, Austin (Texas) and for the Chicago Transit Authority. In 2007 this led to working with CHK America on an international study of best practice methods, for the display of public transport information and way-finding signage. Some of the cities he examined included London, Paris, Singapore, Sydney and Christchurch (New Zealand).

Since 2003 he has assisted various UK Transport Authorities to evolve their public transport integration and sustainable transport strategies. An example includes introducing the ‘MobiHub’ Networks for Plymouth (2004) and South West Hertfordshire (2008). This work included assisting a local taxi operator (Taxifast) and Plymouth City Council in the market development of their new Taxibus Service operating in and around the St. Budeaux Hub area in 2006. FWT designed the information and publicity to successfully launch this new service.

Peter also worked with ATCO (The Association of Transport Co-ordinating Officers) in
developing their National Guidelines for Bus Stop Information (published November 2004) and assists FWT in forming working partnerships with other companies specializing in complementary activities in the public transport information sector.

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Peter Warman

Public Transport Consultant to FWT

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