The Transport Knowledge Hub hosts a series of national seminars and regional workshops, bringing together decision-makers, transport specialists and government officials to tackle the biggest challenges facing transport and economic growth in the UK.

Regional Events

The Transport Knowledge Hub is holding five regional events to bring together communities of local decision makers to discuss and share how we can find timely and cost-effective solutions to the challenges faced with achieving sustainable and inclusive growth.

Each event will feature inspiring speakers from lead transport operators, key regional players and representatives from Highways England and Network Rail. The events will bring together a range of attendees from local authorities, local LEPs, local transport leaders and infrastructure experts, providing attendees with an opportunity to participate in high-level discussions and excellent networking opportunities.

The Midlands

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Wednesday 7 March 2018, Birmingham

Hosted by KPMG, our Midlands event will feature Tom Stables, UK Managing Director of National Express; Laura Shoaf, Managing Director of Transport for West Midlands and Simon Statham, Head of Technical Programmes at Midlands Connect. We will hear a case study of the new West Midlands ‘Mobility as a Service’ (MaaS) project and consider what operators and local transport authorities should be doing now to prepare the way for more MaaS applications.

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The North

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Thursday 15 March 2018, Leeds

At the North event, attendees will hear from Kevin O’Connor, Managing Director of UK Bus at Arriva and Peter Molyneux, Strategic Road Director at Transport for the North about the region’s priorities for transport investment. There will also be contributions from Mike Noone from Merseytravel, Simon Warburton from Transport for Greater Manchester, Liz Hunter from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Simon Craven from Go-Ahead Group.

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Scotland

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Monday 19 March 2018, Glasgow

Our Scottish event will feature a keynote speech by Humza Yousaf MSP, Transport Minister and Martin Griffiths, Chief Executive of Stagecoach. The event will explore the challenges of congestion with the Chair of the independent Glasgow Connectivity Commission, Professor David Begg. We will also discuss the impact of implementing Low Emission Zones and how they can shape economic growth and tackle congestion.

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The South East

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Monday 26 March 2018, Milton Keynes

Our South East event will explore how England’s Economic Heartland o­ffers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver major east-west transport improvements which will act as the catalyst for economic growth on a transformational scale. We will also look at other opportunities to improve transport infrastructure across the South East by investing in the right projects, including those being developed by Transport Systems Catapult. Speakers include Martin Dean, Managing Director of Bus Development at Go Ahead; Cllr Keith Glazier, Chair of Transport for the South East; Martin Tugwell, Director of England’s Economic Heartland Strategic Alliance and Hilary Chipping, Acting Chief Executive of South East Midlands LEP.

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The South West

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Tuesday 27 March 2018, Bristol

Hosted by KPMG, our South West event will hear from Tim O’Toole, Chief Executive of First Group alongside speakers from Highways England and Network Rail to explore how new technologies will influence how people move within the region. It will also focus on the need to think about what transport technology offers passengers in the future to ensure the region invests in the most effective and transformative projects.

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Past Events

December 12th 2017: Transport Investment under Uncertainty

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In December, the Transport Knowledge Hub hosted its second national workshop, reviewing what decision makers should be doing to prepare for the technological revolution coming in the field of transport. The session was chaired by Richard Threlfall (KPMG) and Charlie Simpson (KPMG), Simon Craven (Go-Ahead Group) and Professor Greg Marsden (University of Leeds) provided expert…

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Sept 15th 2017: Funding Transport Investment

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The Transport Knowledge Hub hosted its first national seminar this Autumn, Funding Transport Investment. The event was chaired by Professor Tony Travers and speakers included KPMG’s Lewis Atter, TfL’s Julian Ware and Savills’ Rory Brooke. The event brought together LEP leaders, government officials and industry leaders to discuss funding for transport investment. The event was…

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