Hello and welcome to our July e-bulletin.
In the wake of the Brexit referendum and and the related shake-up in Government, there will be much interest in how these changes will effect travel and transport. As of 14 July, we have a new Secretary of State for Transport in Chris Grayling. So far he has endorsed HS2 and pledged to address airport capacity in the South East (17 July). Little is known yet on other pertinent questions, such as the status of transport projects in receipt of EU funds or the outlook on access to EU funding opportunities / replacement with domestic funding sources. Watch this space. In the meantime, the DfT Access Fund (details below) has been announced, with an application deadline of 9 September.
Given this context as well as developments in technology and other areas, we have set 'Sustainable Travel in a Changing World' as the theme of our next Annual Conference & AGM (17 January 2017) and have published a call for papers, sponsors and exhibitors.
If you're in the office rather than enjoying the heat wave, below you will find our latest news, events and more. It's time to be cracking on with plans for Cycle to Work Day (14 September) and European Mobility Week (16-22 September) which culminates in a car-free day.
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