This online conference focuses on the final National Transport Strategy 2 (NTS2) and is taking place on Thursday 26th November.
Delegates will examine key issues for implementation and next steps for delivery – including the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on planning and implementation.
The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with a range of key policy officials who are due to attend from The Scottish Government; Transport Scotland; the Office of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner; the DfT; and the ORR; as well as parliamentary pass-holders from The Scottish Parliament.
Prof Adrian Davis will be giving a presentation from a public health perspective during the session ‘Applying the Strategy locally – engagement with passengers and the needs of rural communities, regional connectivity, and delivering safe services during the COVID-19 crisis’ at 9.35am.
- The NTS2 and next steps for meeting key objectives – transport modernisation, design of projects, and achieving inclusivity and growth
- Applying the Strategy locally – engagement with passengers and the needs of rural communities, regional connectivity, and delivering safe services during the COVID-19 crisis
- Placing the environment at the centre of transport planning – emissions, air quality, and preserving landscapes
- Priorities for tackling the delivery challenges for new transport infrastructure in Scotland
- Towards net zero transport infrastructure: to build or not to build?
- Planning for future transport needs, tackling congestion, and ensuring transport networks are fit for purpose in cities and other built environments
- Preparing Scotland for electric vehicles capacity – rolling out charging capabilities, connection to the grid, and ensuring rural regions are not left behind
- Incorporating best practice in the delivery of transport projects, and working with the policy and regulatory framework
- Expanding healthy forms of transport and improving health and wellbeing throughout Scotland
See full agenda.