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Our future transport

Inquiry

The Transport Committee wants to hear your proposals on what the Committee should investigate for its next in-depth inquiry. We want to work with people or organisations who know which innovations deserve attention, and what the impact of new and disruptive trends and technologies might be across all modes of transport in the future.

The Committee is looking for 500-word proposals that make a strong case for:

•        What the future of transport policy might look like;

•        Why we should look at this future transport issue;

•        Why it would benefit from scrutiny by the Committee;

•        Why it's important to look at it now; and

•        Why the Government needs to take action.

We will shortlist the best proposals, and you could be invited to give a pitch to the Committee in person at a public session at Parliament. We'll pick a winning proposal and launch an inquiry based on your suggestion, taking evidence, questioning Ministers and learning more about what the future of transport might look like.

What makes a good subject for an Inquiry?

When making your submissions, it is worth considering what the existing Government policy is and how or why you think it might be changed or improved in the future. We would be interested to know why you think we should give more attention to a new technology, trend or capability, and how it might impact travel and transport within the UK, or our international connections. Committee inquiries usually look at issues that impact the whole country, or areas where impact is disproportionate, and why.

We’re keen to hear proposals from a wide range of experts, researchers, thinkers and stakeholders working in areas we may not have considered before. A list of inquiries that we have already held in this Parliament is available on our website.

How to send us your proposal

Click on this link to submit your proposals. You will be asked to tell us, in no more than 500 words, what you think the Committee should consider, why it deserves attention, and how Government policy in this area could be developed or improved as we prepare for the future.

Please only send us one proposal. If we receive more than one proposal from an individual or organisation, we will only consider the first one we received.

We can’t take up individual cases or complaints, and we don’t look into issues or projects which only affect one local area.

The deadline for proposals is 12 noon on Monday 6 February 2023. Unfortunately for this inquiry no late submissions can be accepted.

The Committee values diversity and encourages members of underrepresented groups to submit a proposal. Get in touch with us at transcom@parliament.uk if you need any assistance in making a proposal.

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Please note: The Transport Committee examines policy issues relating to the Department for Transport and its associated bodies. It is unable to investigate, or adjudicate on, individual cases.

  • Email: transcom@parliament.uk
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