26th November 2020: Transport and Mobility in Rural Areas – Smart Rural 4

Continuing with the Smart Rural theme, CREST, Sustainability West Midlands and Fit for the Future are excited to announce this virtual networking and knowledge sharing event, which will include speakers from the Department for Transport, Northumbria University, Lincolnshire Council and Riversimple. This morning event will look at the sustainability of transport in rural areas, including the impact of CV-19 and importance of digital technology and clean energy to retain/develop services.

09.00 – 09.30 – Registration and Networking – Opportunity to network with other colleague’s online using Remo platform

09.30 – 09.40 – Introductions and Welcome – Prof Julieanna Powell- Turner, Research Director, CREST, University Centre Shrewsbury

09.40 -10.20 – Transport in Rural Areas – Jamie Cole, Senior Bus Policy Advisor, Buses & Taxis, Department for Transport, followed by Q&A

10.20 – 11.00 – Responding to CV-19 – Vanessa Strange, Head of Infrastructure & Investment, Lincolnshire Council, followed by Q&A

11.00 – 11.10 – Coffee break

11.10 – 11.50 –Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Rural Areas – Prof (v) Dr Gary Bosworth, Northumbria University, followed by Q&A

11.50-12.30 – Hydrogen and Transport in Rural Areas – Hugo Spowers, Managing Director and Founder, Riversimple, followed by Q&A

12.30 – 12.40 – Summary and next steps

12.40 – 13.00 – Networking lunch

This is event is being hosted on Remo but to register your interest please sign up via our Eventbrite page.

CREST@UCS is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).