Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Policy priorities for England’s road network and developing the second Road Investment Strategy

Tuesday, 21st February 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will assess delivery of the Government’s £15bn Road Investment Strategy (RIS), and the next steps for policy development as the successor investment scheme begins development.

In light of the announcement of a further £1.3 billion investment in reducing congestion on local and strategic road networks in the recent Autumn Statement, delegates will consider the prospects for long-term investment and the future shape of the road network as development of the second 5-year RIS begins, as well as the expected establishment of the National Road Fund in early 2017 and the increasing scale of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Further sessions will discuss the opportunities for integrating a national strategy as aspects of transport governance are devolved to the Midlands and North of England, with the upcoming establishment of Transport for the North as a statutory body. There will also be an opportunity to assess road users’ priorities and the climate for procurement and delivery.


Guests of Honour

Jill Adam

Director, Strategic Roads, Economics and Statistics, Department for Transport

Jim O’Sullivan

Chief Executive, Highways England

Guests of Honour

Jill Adam

Director, Strategic Roads, Economics and Statistics, Department for Transport

Jim O’Sullivan

Chief Executive, Highways England

Keynote Speaker

A speaker confirmed from

the Office of Rail and Road

Chair

Lord Rosser

House of Lords Shadow Spokesperson, Transport and Home Affairs

Speakers

Jack Semple

Policy Director, Road Haulage Association

Professor John Polak

Director, Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London

Martin Knight

Director, Knight Architects

Guy Dangerfield

Road User Director, Transport Focus

Tim Jones

Chief Executive Officer, Connect Plus

Ralph Smyth

Head of Infrastructure and Legal, Campaign to Protect Rural England

Steve Gooding

Director, RAC Foundation

Mike Waters

Chair, Strategic Highways Group, Urban Transport Group

Peter Molyneux

Strategic Road Network Director, Transport for the North