Randall Ghent

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Dr Frances Hodgson of Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, is the Co-Investigator on the EMPOWER project. She would like to be put in touch with any organisation or individual that is looking for a new approach or collaboration, or is in an area where they think there are still gains in travel behavior change to be made. EMPOWER is looking for an additional Living Lab based in the UK - an organisation that would be willing to work with EMPOWER to trial incentive-based schemes and campaigns to encourage people to reduce their use of conventionally fueled vehicles.

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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.

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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.

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