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Employee Forum Chairman at Volkswagen Financial Services to chair local workplace travel network

Richard Scott has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Smartgo Milton Keynes workplace travel network. Richard is also Employee Forum Chairman at Volkswagen Financial Services and replaces the former Chair, Andrew Bannister from Volkswagen Group.

Volkswagen Financial Services is a member of the Smartgo network, along with other major local employers including AG Barr, Milton Keynes City Centre Management, Milton Keynes Council, Network Rail, Red Bull Technology, Santander, The Open University, Transport Systems Catapult and Volkswagen Group.

The government wants the UK to become a world leader in driverless technology.

It will publish a code of practice in the spring which will allow the testing of autonomous cars to go ahead.

Self-drive pods that will be tested in Milton Keynes and Coventry are unveiled for the first time.

The government promised a full review of current legislation by the summer of 2017.

That review will consider whether a higher standard of driving should be demanded of automated vehicles.

Pictured (L-R) in the attached image 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.

Smarter Working Forum in Milton Keynes will provide local businesses with advice on reducing their dependence on physical travel for meetings

From 12-2pm on 10 July 2014 at T-Systems Limited in Milton Keynes

Local businesses in Milton Keynes are invited to find out how they can use the latest communications technology to reduce the time and expense involved in travelling to meetings. 

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.

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.

Smartgo is a partnership between local employers, travel providers and the public sector offering travel discounts, a workplace travel assessment and travel planning.

Membership rates start from £25 per year for up to 25 employees and the schemes in Leicester and Stevenage currently serve 70,000 staff from 70 companies. 

Bath and Leicester-based company successfully bids for new sustainable transport project for launch in Milton Keynes in early 2014

Go Travel Solutions, a Bath and Leicester-based sustainable travel consultancy, has won a major three-year contract with Milton Keynes Council to develop a business travel network in Milton Keynes. The network will be launched in in early 2014. 

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