Is there consensus in the strategic vision for transport investment across Northern England? Transport investment as part of ‘Northern Powerhouse’ has been interpreted as investment in regional rail connectivity, mass inter-urban road building as well as high-quality urban transit systems for city-regions, depending on who is asked!

TPS invites those at the coal face of driving strategy and delivery to debate these questions:

  1. What are the top 3 transport priorities of cities, city-regions, and ‘the North’?
  2. What is the case for greater transport spending in the North?
  3. Do these competing transport priorities add up to a coherent spatial and modal investment framework?
  4. What needs to change in order to deliver this investment?

Chair: Prof. Greg Marsden, ITS Leeds


Paul Foster, Leeds City Council

Nicola Kane, Transport for Greater Manchester

Jonathan Spruce, Transport for the North

Venue: Leeds College of Building, Hunslet Campus, Cudbear Street, Leeds LS10 1EF 

The event will take place in the new building on the left as you enter the campus (the building is so brand new that it hasn't been named yet). 

Sandwiches, snacks and soft drinks will be provided. TPS would like to thank Systra and Tracsis for their generous sponsorship of the catering for this event. 

Places will be limited for this event so please register here.

The TPS Board will be meeting in Leeds prior to this event and members will have the chance to meet the Board.


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