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Reforming public transport after the pandemic examined

4 February 2021

The Transport Select Committee examines the immediate and longer-term challenges facing the bus sector, as a result of the pandemic.

Witnesses

Wednesday 10 February 2021, virtual meeting

At 9.30am

  • Andrew Carter, Chief Executive at Centre for Cities
  • Sarah Kendall, Commissioner at Independent Transport Commission
  • Professor Michael Waterson, Research Associate at Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), and Emeritus Professor of Economics at University of Warwick

At 10.30am

  • Rt Hon Norman Baker, Adviser to Chief Executive at Campaign for Better Transport
  • Graham Vidler, Chief Executive at Confederation of Passenger Transport
  • Alistair Hands, Commercial Director at Arriva UK Bus

Committee members explore how, and to what extent, the increase in online shopping and homeworking will shape the future of bus services in England outside London. MPs also seek views on what the Government should prioritise in its forthcoming National Bus Strategy, including whether any reforms to how bus services are planned, regulated and funded are needed to help sustain and improve bus services, both now and long-term.

This is the third session of the Committee’s inquiry on Reforming public transport after the pandemic.

Please note that Parliament has stopped all non-essential visitor access to both Houses due to the circumstances around coronavirus. The session will be available to watch online, and a transcript will be published on the website a few days afterwards.

Further information

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