Transport related social exclusion in the north of England

3rd Aug 2023

Over 3m people in north of England ‘face social exclusion due to poor transport’ according to a study undertaken by Transport for the North. Listen to CIHT's podcast 'Transport Talks' that explores the study.

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This episode features an interview with Martin Tugwell, former President of CIHT and Chief Executive of Transport for the North and Sara Zuin, a policy advisor on transport infrastructure at CIHT who has a background in economics.

The study won the CIHT Research Award 2023.  

Some key quotes:

When we talk about EDI in transport: it is about representation. But this is a real practical example of what it means to communities and the work we's an absolute essential part of our thinking
That transition from full time education into the first stage of work is such a big step and we need to make it easy as possible for both employers and employees to start the journey they want to go on

To read the study: 'Transport-related social exclusion in the North of England'

To read the strategy: Connecting communities | The socially inclusive transport strategy for the North of England - Transport for the North

To read the 2023 Award case studies see here (CIHT members only): link here.

Register your interest page for the 2024 awards: link here.

Image of Martin Tugwell, former President of CIHT and CEO of Transport for the North

Image of Martin Tugwell, former President of CIHT and CEO of Transport for the North

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