A CIHT North East & Cumbria led presentation which will discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the work of transport professionals and what the future might hold for passenger transport.
The event shall begin with a presentation by Mr Bill Freeman who has been Chief Executive of the Community Transport Association (CTA) since 2013.
Bill will talk about the impact of Covid-19 on CTA members’ work and how they have responded and also share his thoughts on what lessons this creates for the future of passenger transport.
After the talk by Bill Freeman, the floor shall be opened for discussion around the following questions:
• This is a health emergency. What can transport organisations and professionals do to address the issues faced by the general population?
• Given the positive impact which the lockdown has had on the air quality and the environment, in general, should we do more to encourage and promote the reduced use of car travel?
This event is aimed at members and non-members from the following sectors/specialisms:
• Transport Engineers/Planners
• Traffic Engineers
• Highway and Railway Engineers
• Urban Planners
• Researchers in Air Pollution/Smart Infrastructure/Lifeline Engineering
• Civil Engineers/Contractors and Structural Engineers
Bill Freeman, Chief Executive at The Community Transport Association
Bill Freeman has been Chief Executive of the Community Transport Association since 2013. This is the national body for charities, community groups and other non-profits that provide transport for a social purpose and community benefit.
He speaks, writes and tweets regularly about the value of a thriving social economy within passenger transport and finding new ways to grow this space for the benefit of passengers and their communities.