Transport Infrastructure spend – where should industry focus its priorities? Swindon

13 January, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

Where should the money go first?
Where should the money go first?

About this event

It's clear that investing in long-term infrastructure is one of the Government's four key objectives, with allocations made including:

  • £34.5bn for Network Rail
  • £15.2bn for the roads investment strategy
  • £15.8bn for High Speed 2 (HS2)
  • £6.9bn for highways maintenance
  • £500M for "local sustainable transport"
  • £500M for "large local roads"

Overall this is a great boost for the sector, the industry will benefit from what is viewed as the biggest increase in transport capital spending for a long time.

However, what are your views on the plans? Are the priorities right for spending? Will the prioritised schemes and funding areas provide sustainable solutions which help to solve the problems faced by the industry and the travelling public, or should we be voicing our opinions to influence where the priorities should be? How will the industry address the resource and skills shortage which is needed to implement the plans? Will the Apprenticeship Levy help? There are many questions that can be asked and discussed.

Please join us at the Pig on the Hill in Old Town Swindon for a lively debate, where you can have your say and listen to the views of others, and engage in positive and constructive dialogue where we will look to review and challenge whether the strong investment and long term plans will ultimately provide the outcomes the UK requires for a sustainable future.

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