Transport in the austerity age

Moving the region forward seminar series

Professor David Begg

David is the publisher of Transport Times, a non-executive director of First Group and BAA plc, and chairman of the BCC Infrastructure Commission and the Northern Way Transport Compact. He was also the inaugural Chair of the Commission for Integrated Transport. As reflected by this appointments, David has a wealth of experience in transport, in both the public and private sectors.

As a one-time councillor in the City of Edinburgh and through his work with the Commission for Integrated Transport he is particularly associated with championing innovative transport policy approaches, and in this regard he is perhaps best known for his work to raise the profile of road user charging at the UK level.

Seminar - Tuesday 15 March 2011

Venue: Centre for Sustainable Transport, University of Plymouth

Time: 18:00 - 19:30
(tea and coffee will be available prior to the start of the seminar from 18:00 and a wine reception will follow the seminar at 19:00)

Attendance is free
To register your intention to attend please contact Jon Shaw with the following information:

  • name
  • affiliation
  • e-mail address

Background to the seminar series

Moving the Region Forward is a unique seminar series developed through a partnership between the Universities of Plymouth and the West of England, Bristol, the CBI and the trade organisations of the transport sector in South West England.

The twelve seminars are designed to assist businesses in the region with their recovery from the recession, by promoting best practice techniques, sharing professional knowledge and expertise, and medium term planning. They will bring together leading experts, practitioners and theorists to support a mixture of targeted sector professionals, local businesses, public sector officers, academic audiences, and the general public.

To ensure the widest regional coverage and participation - six will be held at the Centre for Sustainable Transport at the University of Plymouth, and six at the Centre for Transport and Society at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE). The series is financially supported by the South West Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership and Plymouth City Council.

In addition to the thematic focus of each event, the seminars will also serve to bring together the private, public and academic sectors in a networking environment to stimulate contacts and develop professional relationships.

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