Together with The Business Services Association, we will be hosting a panel of experts who will discuss inter-city transport, public/private collaboration and devolution.
Issues to be discussed include:
- The impact of devolution on regional transport, in particular after the election of mayors and the development of bodies such as Transport for the North and Midlands Connect.
- What happens next to regional transport infrastructure in the aftermath of a new government and the Autumn Statement?
- What can the Midlands and North of England, as well as other regions, do to ensure a steady stream of ‘shovel ready’ projects aimed at attracting investment?
- How can city and regional transport bodies work together to integrate strategies and plans?
- How will increased powers, such as those in the Buses Bill, affect a local transport body’s ability to implement change across multiple modes of transport.
- The role of the private sector in improving transport connectivity across and within different regions of the UK through collaborative partnerships and funding.
Our panel will include:
Cllr Keith Wakefield, Chairman, West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee
Simon Warburton, Interim Transport Strategy Director, Transport for Greater Manchester
Maria Machancoses, Director of Midland Engine, Midlands Connect
Ed Cox, Chief Executive, IPPR North
Jonathan Branton, Partner, Head of Central & Local Government, DWF LLP
Places are limited, so please register your place via the link below.