Can we retain the Transport Planners' skills after the pandemic and furlough?

2pm, Friday 31 July

Chaired by editor Andrew Forster.The local transport sector has been highly disrupted and challenged with new issues by the Coronavirus pandemic. This week we’ll discuss how the professionals involved have been affected – both those employed in local government, consultants and service suppliers, and in the other parts of the industry. Is there a risk to jobs, skills, and careers as the government’s furlough support scheme comes to an end and we move into a recession? What does the next generation of potential transport planners make of the situation, and what are their career prospects?

Panellists include

  • Fred Ewing, Managing Consultant (Transport & Infrastructure), Meridian Business Support and Recruitment
  • Stephen Bennett, Chairman, Transport Planning Society
  • Michelle Wood, Head of Technical Development, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • Tom van Vuren, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald

The format will be an informal and friendly gathering on Zoom. Following the introductory presentations on the above theme, participants will be invited to raise questions and give their comments. If you didn’t make it last time, or for the earlier events, you can still view recordings of them on Transport Xtra.

Please join us for this important opportunity in transport professional interaction!

To register your place email Tom Daldry at 

We’ll be limiting the active audience to 100 people to ensure a manageable discussion. Priority will be given to attendance by LTT subscribers.


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