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David Hensher Honoured With Top Transport Award

07 Oct 2009

Professor Hensher was presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution to the NSW Bus and Coach Industry at the BusNSW Industry Gala Dinner on Wednesday 7th October 2009.

The award was presented by Darryl Mellish (Executive Director, BusNSW) on behalf of the NSW Bus and Coach Industry.

Mr Mellish said Professor Hensher had been a major contributor to the bus and coach industry in NSW for more than 20 years as well as being actively involved with BusNSW by presenting at numerous conferences and seminars. He said Professor Hensher had also provided assistance to BusNSW with many papers covering topics such as contracts, funding, fares and competition policy.

Professor Hensher is the Executive Chair and Co-Founder of The International Conference in Competition and Ownership of Land Passenger Transport (the Thredbo Series), now in its 20th year and has published extensively (over 425 papers) in leading international transport and economic journals. He has contributed to 11 books and is Australia's most cited transport academic.He has advised numerous government and private sector organisations on matters related to transportation especially matters related to forecasting demand for existing and new transportation services. He is regarded as Australia's most eminent expert on matters relating to travel demand and valuation and transport reform.

His practical contributions to the bus industry are reflected through projects including: CTM/BOAS Training; Margin setting in bus contracts; Measuring performance that will assist with contract renewal; and Establishing a chair or Professorship in Public Transport.