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Transport investment under uncertainty

The Transport Knowledge Hub invites you to attend our event to consider transport investment in the South West in a time of fast-paced technological change. This high-level event will bring together Local Enterprise Partnerships, local authorities and other local decision-makers to discuss and share ideas on how to approach transport investment at a time when disruptive technology will have a profound e­ffect on travel patterns.

We will share insights into how new technologies are beginning to influence how people move within the region and the need to think about what transport technology offers passengers in the future to make sure the region invests in the right projects.

With an extraordinary pace of innovation and change, we will discuss the importance of finding timely and cost-effective solutions to the challenges faced with achieving sustainable and inclusive growth and how the Transport Knowledge Hub can help LEPs and local authorities across the South West make transformational local transport plans fit for the future that make a difference cheaply and quickly.

Chaired by:



Professor David Begg
Chief Executive, Transport Times



Speakers include:


Giles Fearnley
Managing Director, First Group





Cllr John Hart
Chair of South West Councils and leader of Devon County Council




Alice Darley
Senior Strategic Implementation Manager, Highways England




Cllr Mark Shelford
Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, Bath and North East Somerset Council




Nina Howe
Passenger Manager, Transport Focus




They will also be joined by a representative from  Network Rail.

Contact Details

If you would like to find out any further information, please email Fiona Gardner at transportknowledgehub@connectpa.co.uk.

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Date & Time

Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018

Time: 10.00 - 14.00


66 Queen Square
Bristol BS1 4BE