Sustainable Transport: The key to unlocking the benefits of new housing

I’m delighted to announce today the publication of new analysis by KPMG which articulates the role of sustainable transport in unlocking the benefits of new housing. Download PDF The UK’s infrastructure is under huge strain and has not kept pace with population growth.  Nowhere is this more acutely felt than in the housing sector.  We…

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Why local partnerships matter

Last week, the Transport Knowledge Hub held an event in the South West to explore how the latest transport technology and innovation can help the region make more sustainable and inclusive transport investments. One of themes that developed was the importance of partnerships between all the key players: national bodies such as Highways England and…

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Getting the right kind of economic growth

Last week, the Transport Knowledge Hub held an event in the South East with key regional stakeholders to explore how transport technology and innovation can help the region make more sustainable and inclusive transport investments. There is no doubt that harnessing new technology and embracing disruptive change to deliver better outcomes for society is vital.…

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How Scotland can revitalise bus use and improve air quality

At a recent Transport Knowledge Hub event in Scotland, Transport Minister Humza Yousaf MSP proclaimed that sustainable transport was at the very heart of the Scottish Government’s agenda. He said buses are to play a crucial role if Scotland is going to achieve its sustainable transport ambitions and in particular improve air quality. He sees…

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How a Sub-National Transport Body will transform the North

Angel of the North

When Transport for the North becomes the UK’s first Sub-National Transport Body in a few days’ time there will be a lot to celebrate. Transport for the North’s specific role is to be a statutory partner to the Department for Transport, Highways England, and Network Rail to ensure that pan-Northern strategic transport priorities are delivered.…

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Going forward together – the opportunity for the Midlands

Going forward together - the opportunity for the Midlands

Transport Knowledge Hub has kicked off our March 2018 events programme with a lively discussion in the Midlands. We brought together local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships and local transport decision-makers to discuss the opportunities for the Midlands in a time of fast-paced change. A major focus of the discussion was how new technologies are beginning…

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Transport Investment under Uncertainty: Transport Knowledge Hub workshop 12 December 2017

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The world is poised on the cusp of a transport and societal revolution which, over the next 10 to 15 years, “will drive change on the scale of the Industrial Revolution”. So said KPMG global head of public transport and UK head of infrastructure Richard Threlfall, introducing this week’s Transport Knowledge Hub workshop. TKH’s second…

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Mobility as a Service in the West Midlands and elsewhere

Mobility as a Service in the West Midlands and elsewhere

Whim has recently launched a mobility app in the West Midlands that offers seamless travel by bringing different modes of transportation into a single app with one monthly fee. The mobility app is the customer interface to a new type of transport proposition known as ‘Mobility as a Service’ or MaaS. There are several competing…

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