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HS2 Conference: Building in the local benefits, 25th November, London

13 November 2014/Categories: PTRC News

HS2 Conference: Building in the local benefits, 25th November, London

HS2 is coming - but what do Local Authorities, LEPs, developers and transport consultants need to do to realise the full potential of this extraordinary project? This conference considers the evidence available from similar projects in the UK and mainland Europe, setting out practical steps we will need to take to achieve the benefits HS2 is promised to deliver.

Confirmed speakers include:     Richard Brown - chairman of the Department for Transport's Franchise Advisory Panel, Robert Goodwill MP - Under Secretary of State for Transport, Andrew Carter - Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Cities, Roger Marsh - Chair, Leeds City Region LEP, Richard Threfall - UK Head of Infrastructure, Building and Construction, KPMG, James Lewis - Chair of the West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority, Maggie Simpson - Executive Director, Rail Freight Group, David Joy - Managing Director London Continental Railways, Alex Pratt - Chair of the LEP Network Management Board


TPM - July 2015, London  Is the website nearly ready yet?

Call for Papers

The 13th annual Transport Practitioners’ Meeting will take place in London for the second year running, in the first week in July 2015. This conference is the meeting place for all transport engineers, planners and urban transport designers and is a great opportunity to catch up on developments across the transport planning industry, as well as sharing your own knowledge with fellow professionals.

Submitting a paper to TPM offers an opportunity to demonstrate projects, acknowledge achievements, gain recognition, receive feedback, showcase your work, obtain valuable professional development and quality for CPD hours.

We’ll be emailing soon with more information on the Transport Practitioners Meeting and the call for papers, but this is an early alert to let you know that the deadline for submission of abstracts will be Monday 2nd February 2015

For further information, please contact or on 020 7348 1970

EVIDENCE project call for evidence

Do you ever find yourself frustrated by the lack of social, environmental, and economic benefit evidence available when it comes to bidding for funding for sustainable transport projects?  Or do you have access to such info that could be spread to a wider audience?

The EVIDENCE project has been funded by the EC to provide evidence of the proven economic (and social and environmental) benefits of SUMPs and sustainable transport initiatives.  The project team would like to distribute the results of their research to policy makers, consultants, practitioners and academics, as well as collecting any supporting data you already have.

The research team can accept data and evidence until March 2015 and they expect the findings to be ready by Sept 2015.  To find out more about the project or submit data, please visit the EVIDENCE website:- If you would like to receive the final data analysis summary from the project, or can recommend a friend or colleague who would, please send your contact details to


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