Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Developing England's road network: priorities for RIS2 delivery and Major Road upgrades

Morning, Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



Delegates at this seminar will consider the key policy priorities for developing England’s road network, as the Government and Highways England prepare the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS 2).


It also follows the publication of the Government’s Transport investment strategy, and comes as the Government is expected to consult on establishing a Major Road Network.


In light of the recent M3 upgrade, and with work underway on further smart upgrades on major roads such as the M4, delegates will discuss priorities for tackling congestion on the network through the use of smarter technologies and improved road management.


Delegates will also look at the priorities for decarbonising road traffic and reducing the impact on air quality, following the release of Highways England’s Air Quality Strategy, which included a commitment of £100 million to be invested into new measures, such as Nitrous Oxide absorption paints for barriers, and studies on HGV fleet modernization and electrification.


Further session will assess the future role for Sub-national Transport Bodies (STBs), combined authorities and elected metro mayors in the delivery of new road transport schemes as part of the devolution agenda, as well as the future role for local government in road development.



Guests of Honour

Jill Adam

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

Elliot Shaw

Executive Director, Strategy and Planning, Highways England

Guests of Honour

Elliot Shaw

Executive Director, Strategy and Planning, Highways England

Jill Adam

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

Keynote Speakers

Simon Statham

Head, Technical Programmes, Midlands Connect

Speaker confirmed from the Office of Rail and Road

Chairs

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb

Baroness Randerson

House of Lords Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Transport

Speakers

Sujith Kollamthodi

Practice Director, Sustainable Transport, Ricardo Energy & Environment

Pam Turton

Assistant Director, Transport, Environment and Business Support, Portsmouth City Council

Mark Elsey

Partner, Global Head of Energy, Transport and Infrastructure, Ashurst

James Haluch

Managing Director, Highways, Amey

Senior speaker confirmed from Freight Transport Association

Guy Dangerfield

Road User Director, Transport Focus

Richard Cuerden

Director, TRL Academy

Simon Crowfoot

Board Director, Ecotricity Group and Managing Director, Electric Highway