This combined East and West Midlands regional meeting will be held on Wednesday 4 March 2015 at 10:30 am at
Centro House, Rm 102, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD. Snow Hill rail station is within walking distance.

To attend, please contact Alison Pickett or Gill Hunt, our Regional Representatives for the West Midlands. See for their contact details.

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Meeting Notice
Date: Friday 12 December 2014

Time: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm (tea and coffee from 10:00 am)

Location: Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

1. Introductions and Apologies.
2. Previous Minutes and Matters Arising from meeting held on 2 May 2014
3. Split into group meetings for 30 minutes (NHS and LA’s; Consultants/Private Sector; RTP Officers) for updates
4. Group reconvene and provide updates/news
5. Discussion
- How can we best develop and present a solid business case for smarter travel?
- Which types of smarter travel initiatives are likely to provide the greatest economic benefit?
- How does sustainable travel stack up economically compared to traditional private motorised transport?
- How can we set economic objectives and monitor performance against them?
6. ACT Travelwise AGM feedback. (DK) (MS)
8. Optional Christmas lunch at DUSA for those wishing to stay. You will have to pay, but it is exceptional value and good fun.

The meeting is held as part of the Travel & Transport 'topic support network' of the Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland. More information can be found at


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Whether you’re in the public, private or third sector, a strong economic rationale is increasingly needed to justify a shift from private car use to sustainable, accessible transport options. It is no longer enough to demonstrate positive health outcomes, positive modal shift or improved quality of life. In today’s political context – like it or not – the economy takes centre stage.

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The Electric Vehicle Summit, organised by Surrey County Council and keynoted by Baroness Kramer, provides a platform for knowledge sharing between the car industry, government and academia to share information about the development of the EV sector.

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