Specialists in Passenger transport
Profile

Glen Hunter

Director
Hunter Transport Consulting Pty Ltd Since 1989

Glen

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Business Studies (Marketing)
    NSW Institute of Technology 1985 (now UTS)
  • Certificate of Transport Management (Bus and Coach)
    University of Sydney 1993

Previous Employment:

  • Westbus
    Scheduling Manager 1988 - 1989
  • Hopkinsons
    Coach Operations Manager 1984 - 1988
  • State Rail
    Trainee Manager 1984
    Development Officer 1980 - 1983

Work History

Glen has had over 35 years experience in the passenger transport industry, working for both public and private sector transport operators. One of his primary ambitions has always been to improve the mode share of public transport by encouraging operators to provide attractive services which will entice travellers out of their cars.

From 1984 to 1988 Glen held the position of Coach Operations Manager for Hopkinsons at Smithfield, and oversaw a rapid expansion of the company's fleet, clientele and industry profile in a highly competitive market. During this time he was responsible for day-to-day operations of a fleet of coaches and drivers and introduced new systems which streamlined operations planning procedures whilst increasing the efficiency of vehicle utilisation in the pre-computer age.

In 1988 Glen joined Westbus, where he was responsible for the preparation of route service and school bus timetables, drivers' shifts and drivers' rosters. As Scheduling Manager he oversaw the introduction of new timetables at Windsor Depot, in an area in which services had changed little for many years.

Since 1989 Glen has been Director of his own consultancy, providing operations and service development support and advice to numerous companies within the passenger transport industry. He has worked widely on various bus route, timetable and rostering design projects.

Glen is today, amongst other things, responsible for service planning on a route bus network of over 270 buses, as well as working on numerous other projects including cross regional bus routes to the Sydney Royal Easter Show (and similar events at Olympic Park), scheduling trams and crews for the opening of the Sydney Light Rail extension to Dulwich Hill, and rescheduling Melbourne's SkyBus service for the opening of the new T4 Airport Terminal.

Two clients of his, Transdev and Punchbowl Bus Co. are, between them, providers of buses during rail closures on 8 of the metropolitan railway lines operated by Sydney Trains. Glen regularly personally schedules, costs and rosters Rail Replacement bus programs involving up to 150 buses and 280 drivers per day, providing as many 2,000 trips per day across 11 bus routes.

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