Michael Lister

Founder, Workplace trainer, Transport planner

Michael Lister provides the professional planning and training services.

Michael has 30 years’ experience working in, with and for the public transport industry. He has worked as a bus driver, roster clerk, senior service planner and senior transport planning consultant. He is committed to the development of quality public transport initiatives, delivered by engaged and well trained staff.

His skills include:

  • Presenting complex issues clearly and succinctly
  • Developing public transport planning and training initiatives informed by customer experience objectives, bus operational requirements, network legibility targets and the need to use scarce resources efficiently
  • Sharing extensive knowledge and experience with others to promote workplace initiative, safety, inclusivity, pride and opportunity

His qualifications include:

  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and assessment
  • Certificate of Transport Management, University of Sydney
  • BSC Transport Planning, University of Aston, UK
  • NSW Bus Driver Authority Trainer Program (Trainer Number 16565ITA)

His roles have included:

Senior Transport Planning Consultant
(Parsons Brinckerhoff, 2006 to 2017)

  • Public transport network development and integration
  • Identifying and communicating customer focussed transport planning initiatives.

Senior Service Planner (Sydney Buses, 2000 to 2006)

  • Leading multi-disciplinary work streams in the delivery of significant bus network planning initiatives.
  • Community and stakeholder consultation.

Local and long distance bus driver (United Kingdom and Australia, from 1988 to 2000)

Some examples of Michael’s previous project experience

Project typeProject nameDescriptionWorking for
Public transport network planningTechnical Advisor, Service PlanningProvided specialist input to the Service Planning team in the tender evaluation for the contract to operate the bus network in Sydney Region 6.TT&P, for TfNSW
Public transport network planningEpping to Chatswood Railway Temporary Transport ProjectDeveloped the rail replacement bus strategy for the Railway shutdown planned to facilitate conversion to Metro operations.PB
Integrated Transport Plan for Newcastle City CentreDeveloped a range of prioritised servicing and infrastructure actions to address many of the transport challenges facing the city of NewcastlePB
Integrated Bus Network Plans for SydneyDesigned revised bus networks involving multiple bus operators following analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of services and extensive stakeholder consultationPB
Bus operational planningBus Priority Corridor Strategic AssessmentProvided strategic bus operational advice for assessing the bus priority infrastructure requirements for four Rapid Bus Corridors in Sydney.PB
Hurstville Interchange Bus Stand and Bus Layover Re-allocation AnalysisIdentified opportunities for amending bus operations in response to the proposed design of the new bus interchange at Hurstville.PB
ConsultationMetropolitan Bus Service ReviewsDevelopment of revised bus network plans and associated through an extensive program of stakeholder consultation and feedbackPB
Bankstown Station Precinct Master Plan Concept DesignPrepared a precinct master plan and concept design for the proposed upgrade of Bankstown station, informed by community consultation and workshopsPB