Poor public transport connectivity in UK cities is limiting access to job and education opportunities and effectively making our cities smaller than European competitors, with negative impacts for productivity and the economy. Join us at this event to discuss how we can improve transport connectivity to European levels, particularly against a backdrop of reduced funding and low ridership
It will ask what policy interventions are needed from Government and local authorities to maintain sustainable systems, what further transport powers could be devolved to Metro Mayors and local authorities, and how we can increase ridership.
There will be an opportunity for Q&A following the panel discussion.
The event will take place at a central London location close to St Pancras/Kings Cross Stations. Details of the location will be emailed to you nearer the event.
Dr Karen Lucas, Professor of Human Geography, University of Manchester
Elaine Seagriff, Director of Strategy and Planning, Great British Railways Transition Team
Vernon Everitt, Transport Commissioner for Greater Manchester
More speakers to be announced
Chair: Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities
This event is kindly sponsored by Policy@Manchester