Midlands Connect launches region-wide request for views on ‘future of transport’

Date posted: February 12, 2021
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On 11 February, Midlands Transport body Midlands Connect held its second webinar as it called for views to create a new plan for the future of transport in the region.

In response to a changing landscape, Midlands Connect is updating its strategy, due to be published in 2021, to bring the biggest social, economic and environmental benefits to our region. A dedicated page has been launched on Midlands Connect’s website with a consultation document.

For the next six weeks, Midlands Connect will be engaging with the wider public and as part of this, a game is being launched to allow residents in the region to help create the transport network of the future.

On 18 February, the organisation is also hosting the last in a series of webinars, focusing on Decarbonisation.

Commenting Midlands Engine and Midlands Connect Chairman Sir John Peace said:

Our transport networks join us together. We all use them – to get to work, school, go shopping, see the doctor or visit family. We all need them – to move the goods and materials that we need. Businesses need them – to access labour, suppliers and markets. Now is an important time for infrastructure investment. The UK is facing a complex set of challenges. It is essential we secure our status as a global trading hub post-Brexit. We must also tackle the growing and deep-rooted scale of inequalities in the UK and address the threat of climate change. At the same time, the country is now in the midst of an unparalleled economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. My message to the Midlands is join in, tell us your views and make a difference.

Read the full press release on the Midlands Connect website.

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