Head of Technical Programmes
Midlands Connect is the emerging Sub-National Transport Body (STB) for the Midlands; covering Hereford to the Lincolnshire coast. Simon has worked for Midlands Connect since the earliest days of their Transport Strategy development in 2016. As Head of Technical Programmes he oversees all strands of studies and analysis which underpins the evidence base behind Midlands Connect’s proposals and asks to Government; across Road, Rail and Smart/Technology. Simon’s background is in transport planning where he worked in the consultancy sector for 17 years before joining Midlands Connect.
12:50 pm - 1:40 pm
Creating a transport system for the 21st century
Britain is in the midst of delivering some of the largest and most pioneering transport infrastructure projects in the world, with the potential to transform the relationship between cities, citizens and society. Yet huge demands continue to be placed upon the UK’s transport network, and new projects often face severe obstacles and sometimes considerable levels of controversy. For this part of the day, hear from the key figures leading the transformation of Britain’s transport infrastructure and their ambitions for revolutionising connectivity in the UK.