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Strategic transport objectives


The Transport Committee is inquiring into how the Government sets its strategic transport objectives and how these objectives do—or should—influence investment in, and cross-government planning of, services, networks and infrastructure. 

Read the call for evidence for more information about the inquiry.

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The deadline for submissions was Friday 25 August 2023.

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Past events

Wednesday 1 May 2024
9:30am Public
Strategic transport objectives - Oral evidence 1 May 2024
  • Ben Hopkinson (Policy Researcher at Britain Remade)
  • Professor Stephen Joseph (Visiting Professor at University of Hertfordshire)
  • Andrew Meaney (Partner at Oxera)
  • Dr James Laird (Director at Peak Economics)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 6 March 2024
9:00am Private
9:30am Public
Strategic transport objectives - Oral evidence 6 March 2024
  • Mrs Naomi Green (Managing Director at England's Economic Heartland)
  • Dr Andy Williams (Chair at Oxford to Cambridge Science Supercluster Board)
  • Tom Wootton (Mayor at Bedford Borough Council)
  • Will Garton (Director General for Levelling Up at Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
  • Huw Merriman MP (Minister for Rail at Department for Transport)
  • Dame Bernadette Kelly DCB (Permanent Secretary at Department for Transport)
  • Beth West (Chief Executive Officer at East West Rail)
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 31 January 2024
9:30am Public
Strategic transport objectives - Oral evidence 31 January 2024
  • Jason Prince (Director at Urban Transport Group)
  • Councillor Louise Gittens (Leader, Cheshire West and Chester Council at Local Government Association)
  • Paul Miner (Head of Policy and Planning at CPRE, the countryside charity)
  • Rt Hon Andy Burnham (Mayor at Greater Manchester Combined Authority)
  • Martin Tugwell (Chief Executive at Transport for the North)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 29 November 2023
9:30am Public
Strategic transport objectives - Oral evidence 29 November 2023
  • Sir John Armitt CBE (Chair at National Infrastructure Commission)
  • Lord Hendy CBE (Chair at Union Connectivity Review)
  • Professor Jillian Anable (Chair of Transport and Energy at Leeds University)
  • Professor Stephen Glaister CBE (Emeritus Professor of Transport and Infrastructure at Imperial College London)
  • Jonathan Spruce (Policy Fellow at Institution of Civil Engineers)
Room 16, Palace of Westminster

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