STR59 – Event – Transport Collaboration, Connectivity, Automation and Governance

There is still time to book for the seminar on 23 November from 3-5pm at Napier University, 10 Colinton Road in Edinburgh. Hear the latest review findings from Paul White, Derek Halden and George Hazel, and discuss with others the major changes taking place in Scottish transport.

If you know other people who may not be on STSG mailing lists but who might be interested please forward this invitation on.

Earlier in 2016, STSG published its manifesto for reforming Scottish transport. Many of the ideas were taken up in the political manifestos for the May 2016 Scottish Parliament elections. Following the election, a STSG sub-group started work to review how these detailed ideas could be taken forward under the manifesto pledges made by the government. The seninar will be the first chance to hear their findings.

Participants at the the seminar already include representatives from transport authorities, technology companies, transport operators, consultancy, and academia and this will be a key opportunity to shape the emerging thinking about Scotland’s transport future.

As Scotland’s transport think tank our aim is to cut through the rhetoric that can dominate transport debate, and help everyone to see the future potential of Scottish transport. By enabing debate outwith the constraints of organisational boundaries, the seminar will enable ideas to be shared within an independent forum.

The Scottish Government has announced a review of the national transport strategy and a new transport bill so the report is intended to help inform the forthcoming consultations about what needs to change. Technology, social expectations, investment strategies and governance structures are creating pressures for new approaches to transport and STSG’s new report describes the policy and legislative changes needed for Scottish transport to thrive.

To attend “Scotland’s Transport Future Beyond the Hype” please register here.

The new report is here.

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