James West

UK Business Development, Padam Mobility

James has 7 years' experience in designing and operating DRT services and leads UK Business Development for Padam Mobility, having joined them in May 2022. James is passionate about delivering DRT in regions where Public Transport is lacking to enable people to stay connected and tackle transport isolation.

James began his DRT career as Operations Manager for Slide Bristol, the UK’s first DRT service, before mobilising and operating and managed further deployments for RATP in the UK and abroad, including Slide Ealing as part of the TfL DDRT trial.

My Speaker Sessions

Thursday 08 June 2023


Panel: Connecting rural communities – Is demand responsive transport the answer?

12:00 - 12:45 Public Transport
  • How do we ensure the roll out of demand responsive transport operations in rural areas? What are the benefits of doing so?
  • Will DRT services be commercially reliable? Should they need to be?
  • How do we ensure we have the services required to decarbonise rural transport?