FRINGE EVENTS (BUS) - LIVING LONGER, HOW WILL WE KEEP BRITAIN MOVING?

23RD SEPTEMBER - 7TH OCTOBER 2014

OVERVIEW

Transport Times in conjunction with Greener Journeys is staging fringe events at all three main political party conferences which will focus on buses.  The events are free to attend but are by invite only; please contact Anna Pett (Anna.pett@transporttimes.co.uk) if you are interested in attending. The events are located outside the secure zone and refreshments will be provided at each.

Labour

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

08:00-09:00 The Disraeli Room , Radisson Blu Edwardian, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP

Speakers:

Mary Creagh MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

Prof David Begg, Chief Executive Transport Times (Chair)

Claire Haigh, Chief Executive Greener Journeys

Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive Transport for Greater Manchester

Mike Smith, Public Affairs Manager, Age UK

Conservative

Tuesday 30th September 2014

08:00-09:00 Room 110, Jurys Inn, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HQ

Speakers:

The Rt Hon John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Transport

Robert Goodwill MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

Prof David Begg, Chief Executive Transport Times (Chair)

Claire Haigh, Chief Executive Greener Journeys

David Brown, Chief Executive Go-Ahead Group Plc

Jane Vass, Head of Public Policy, Age UK


Liberal Democrat

Tuesday 7th October 2014

08:00-09:00 Picasso 2, Campanile Hotel, 10 Tunnel Street, Glasgow, G3 8HL

Speakers:

Baroness Kramer MP, Minister of State for Transport

Prof David Begg, Chief Executive Transport Times (Chair)

Claire Haigh, Chief Executive Greener Journeys

Giles Fearnley, Managing Director UK Bus FirstGroup

Mike Smith, Public Affairs Manager, Age UK

 

New research commissioned by Greener Journeys from KPMG LLP quantifies the wider economic and social value of providing support for older people to get about by bus.

The panel will discuss the benefits that free travel brings to older people and to the UK economy. The fact that people are living longer means that in the medium to longer term, demand for concessionary travel is likely to increase. In light of these trends, panellists will discuss how the UK can continue to realise the substantial benefits of concessionary travel for older people.

About Greener Journeys

Greener Journeys is a campaign dedicated to encouraging people to make more sustainable travel choices.  It aims to increase the value of bus and coach travel in stimulating economic growth, reducing congestion and CO2 emissions and enabling access to jobs, retail, leisure and vital services.

Launched in 2009, Greener Journeys is a coalition of Britain’s leading bus companies and other supporters including Transport for London, RAC Foundation, Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), Passenger Transport Executive Group (PTEG), and Campaign for Better Transport.  Its primary funders are bus companies Arriva, FirstGroup, Go-Ahead and Stagecoach.

In 2013 Greener Journeys published Bus 2020: A Manifesto for the Next Parliament, a series of three concrete, practical solutions – backed by clear and compelling data – that would allow Government to harness the potential of the bus to generate growth, boost jobs and protect the environment.

 

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