Morning, Wednesday, 12th December 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will be a timely opportunity for key policymakers and stakeholders to discuss priorities for England’s strategic and major road network, as DfT officials prepare the final version of the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2) for publication, followed by the Strategic Business Plan and Delivery Plan.
Delegates will examine how the road network can keep up with changes in demand, including demographic and usage changes, and the transition to smart motorways - in the context of Highways England’s Strategic Road Network Initial Report, that outlined plans to reduce emissions and prepare England’s roads for more electric and autonomous vehicles.
With proposals to create a Major Road Network and the Transport Select Committee conducting its inquiry into local roads funding and governance, further sessions will assess the future role for sub-national transport bodies, combined authorities and local government in the delivery of new road transport schemes and reducing congestion, as well as construction and funding challenges for the future.