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Join the Transport Knowledge Hub at a regional forum in Liverpool on housing and local transport in the North. The session, which is part of a series of events, will consider the findings of new research undertaken by KPMG on sustainable transport and housing.

This high level event will bring together Local Enterprise Partnerships, local authorities, housing experts and other local decision-makers to discuss the importance of transport and wider connectivity in helping to address the housing crisis, increasing the accessibility of sites for redevelopment and attracting inward investment. Sustainable transport is vital to the viability of housing schemes, especially for young people, job seekers, those on low incomes and increasingly for older people, all of whom are more likely to rely on public transport to travel to and from home.

The event will provide an opportunity to discuss how we can find timely and cost-effective solutions to the challenges faced with achieving sustainable and inclusive growth, creating jobs and improving productivity through better connectivity.

Chaired by:


Gerard Whelan
Director, Corporate Finance, Government and Infrastructure



Confirmed speakers:


Cllr Liam Robinson
Transport Portfolio Holder, Liverpool City Region CA
and Chair, Merseytravel




Alistair Hands
Commercial & Marketing Director UK Bus, Arriva Group




Liz Hunter
Head of Transport Policy, West Yorkshire Combined Authority




Simon Warburton
Transport Strategy Director, Transport for Greater Manchester




Stephen Edwards
Executive Director, South Yorkshire PTE





Peter Molyneux
Major Roads Director, Transport for the North





John Walker
Director Strategy and Planning, Gentoo Group
representing Homes for the North




Claire Haigh
Executive Director, Transport Knowledge Hub



Joey Talbot
Researcher, Transport for New Homes

They will be joined by representatives from Highways England and 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: Monday 26 November 2018

Time: 10.00 - 14.00


8 Princes Parade
Liverpool L3 1QH