Tackling pollution and congestion in our towns and cities

Transport Times in conjunction with Greener Journeys is staging fringe events at the Labour, Conservative and SNP party conferences which will focus on buses. The events are free to attend but are by invite only; please contact Kirsty Walton ( if you are interested in attending.

The Labour and Conservative events are located outside the secure zones whereas the SNP event is located inside the secure zone and therefore you will be required to have a secure zone pass to attend. Refreshments will be provided at each.


Tuesday 25th September 2018

08:00-09:00 31 Jurys Inn, Keel Wharf, Liverpool L3 4FN

Room: Suite 4


  • Prof. David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times (chair)
  • Andy McDonald MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (invited)
  • Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys
  • Martin Griffiths, Chief Executive, Stagecoach (invited)
  • Lilian Greenwood MP Chair, Transport Select Committee (invited)


Tuesday 2nd October 2018

08:00-09:00 Jurys Inn, 245 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HQ

Room: TBC. First Floor Boardroom


  • Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport (invited)
  • Prof David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times (chair)
  • Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys
  • David Brown, Chief Executive, Go-Ahead
  • Andy Street, Mayor of West Midlands (invited)



About Greener Journeys

Greener Journeys is a campaign dedicated to encouraging people to make more sustainable travel choices. It is a coalition of the UK's leading public transport organizations, user groups, and supporters. It aims to reduce CO2 emissions from transport by encouraging people to switch some of their car journeys by bus or coach instead. Switching from car to bus for just one journey a month would mean one billion fewer car journeys on our roads and would save 2 million tonnes of CO2 every year. For more information visit

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Colin Matthews

Chairman, Highways England