Government of Jersey - Session 4 - Operational Transport Panel

This will be an opportunity to ask the operational transport team in Infrastructure, Housing and Environment questions on (but not limited to) buses, safer routes to schools and cycling provision on the island.

Meet the panel:

Rob Hayward

Rob is a Charted Transport Planning Professional who works for the Government of Jersey as a Principal Transport Planner in the Infrastructure, Housing and Environment department. He spent the first 10 years of his career working in the private sector around the south west of England before moving to Jersey at the beginning of 2017. He has expertise in delivering civil engineering schemes, assessing and appraising transport projects and developing transport policy. In his day job he leads the Government’s small team of transport planners who have responsibility for managing the Government’s programme of sustainable transport initiatives, responding to Planning Applications and providing technical input into matters of transport policy. Since moving to Jersey Rob has worked on a variety of projects relating to tackling the climate emergency, including

  • Leading on a review of Vehicle Emissions Duty to support the States Assembly in introducing higher tariffs, for vehicles which emit more CO2 per km travelled.
  • Responding to Scrutiny questions about the environmental impact of Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Developing the Sustainable Transport Policy on secondment into the Strategic Policy, Performance and Population department in 2019
  • Delivering projects in the Government’s Strong Start and Active Travel Update Programmes
  • Supporting the Minister for Infrastructure responding to transport propositions

Craig Miller

Craig Miller is the Government of Jersey’s public transport officer at its Infrastructure, Housing and Environment Department, having originally become part of the team at what was then Transport & Technical Services in 2008. A graduate of Napier University, he remained in Edinburgh for a time and joined award-winning Lothian Buses, subsequently returning to Jersey with valuable experience of the contemporary bus industry.Craig’s primary focus is the 10-year Bus Operating Contract which with an approximate total value of £50m is the Government’s biggest single service contract, which with close liaison and partnership working with LibertyBus has demonstrated passenger growth of 40% over its first six years. Aside from the monitoring and administration of all aspects of the Contract, he participates closely in the development of long-term transport policy and strategy, and plays a key role in the provision of enhanced public transport infrastructure benefiting the bus operator and its customers alike.”

Alex Forrest

Alex is a Graduate Transport Planner working within the IHE Transport & Operations Department. Within her role she is involved in delivering transport solutions for Jersey whilst balancing the social, economic, and environmental needs of the whole community.Recent projects Alex has been involved with include facilitating the delivery of the sustainable transport policy projects and assisting with projects such as the Hospital and Waterfront redevelopment. She recently developed and implemented the Covered Cycle Parking Trial in St Helier. In this session, Alex will give an overview of travel planning, how and where it can be applied, including in the workplace and how it be delivered effectively across Jersey.

Alice Harvey

Alice is a Graduate Transport Planner working within the IHE Transport & Operations Department. Within her role she is involved in delivering transport solutions for Jersey whilst balancing the social, economic, and environmental needs of the whole community.Recent projects Alice has been involved with include facilitating the delivery of the sustainable transport policy projects and assisting the sustainable transport implementation board. She is currently developing and managing the Jersey School Travel Planning Programme over a number of phases that will include the island's schools. In this session, Alice will give an overview of travel planning, how and where it can be applied, including in the workplace and how it be delivered effectively across Jersey.

Sustainable Transport Event - General Information

This Sustainable Transport event ties in with COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference where world leaders are coming together to commit to urgent climate action.

The event will have two elements:

1. A series of transport related workshops to be held inside the Santander Work Café

2. Broad Street will host a display of vehicles that do not run on fossil fuels, such as electric vehicles and cargo bikes. This is to highlight sustainable alternatives to petrol and diesel vehicles, both for private and commercial use.

Government sources:

*https://www.gov.je/Government/Pages/StatesReports.aspx?ReportID=5447

https://www.aether-uk.com/Resources/Jersey-Infographic