On the theme of 'Sustainable Travel in a Changing World', Act TravelWise held its Annual Conference & AGM on 17 January 2017 in Birmingham, which was very successful and lots of positive feedback was received from the 120 delegates. SYSTRA (formerly JMP) was the main sponsor, along with WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff and Motion. Six sessions throughout the day (as numbered below) covered various aspects of how we as transport/travel practitioners should adapt to a changing world. The conference also helped build momentum for the two Act TravelWise sector-specific forums, one focused on NHS sites and the other on travel issues for businesses.
News articles about Act TravelWise and sustainable transport initiatives along with published news in the press are published here. Members also regularly submit news items covering initiatives at their organisation.
The Department for Transport has published its ‘What Works’ report following the LSTF Programme (2011-2015). The report offers insights from local authority practitioners on (1) what was successful, (2) what challenges were encountered along the way and how these were overcome, and (3) lessons for the effective delivery of these types of project in the future.
The Department for Transport announced its selection of recipients for Access Fund and related grants on 26 January. Congratulations to those who were successful. For those who were unsuccessful this time, Act TravelWise has resources available that may help improve your proposals for the next opportunity. Act TravelWise would also like to play a role in e.g. fostering communication and co-ordination at the regional level among project managers of Access Fund projects, and with training for those new to running this type of project. A special three-year discounted membership arrangement has been set up for Access Fund recipients who are not already Act TravelWise members.
The next Act TravelWise Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 17 January 2017 at 5:15 pm at Macdonald Burlington Hotel, 126 New St, Birmingham B2 4JQ Birmingham. All current Act TravelWise members are welcome to attend the AGM along with the Annual Conference held throughout the same day.