Transport infrastructure investment 30 Mar 2009

Professor Stephen Glaister will speak on the subject of Investing in Transport Infrastructure in Challenging Economic Times on the 30th April 2009 at Bircham Dyson Bell, London

Investing in Transport Infrastructure in Challenging Economic Times

30th April 2009, Bircham Dyson Bell, London

Understand the new guidelines and the options for financing your transport infrastructure project.

Transport connections to strategically significant developments (such as ports and airports) are crucial for productivity and competitiveness but the question of who should fund such connections is frequently discussed.

After extensive consultation the Government are due to publish a set of guidelines outlining the funding arrangements for transport infrastructure. These guidelines seek to clarify contribution arrangements and ensure consistency across development types and transport modes.

This conference will enable delegates to understand the detail of the new guidelines and how they apply to developments; it examines how schemes can meet the Government’s goals under Delivering a Sustainable Transport System and scheme appraisal under NATA. It also considers the role of the private sector in infrastructure funding and the changing market, as well as examining regional and local funding mechanisms.

Discuss the economic challenges facing infrastructure funding and the mechanisms available for financing regional and local transport infrastructure.

The conference will cover the following:

  • The new guidelines on funding transport infrastructure
  • Applying the new guidelines to developments
  • Meeting the Government’s goals under Delivering a Sustainable Transport System
  • Appraising schemes under NATA
  • Funding transport infrastructure in a changing economic climate
  • Funding mechanisms for regional and local transport
  • Revamping transport funding – the approach of the Conservative Party to funding transport infrastructure

Confirmed Speakers:

  • David Quarmby CBE Director Colin Buchanan and Chairman Independent Transport Commission
  • John Faulkner Head of International Networks Department for Transport (DfT)
  • Karen Dee Head of Infrastructure CBI
  • Dave Carter Projects Director MVA Consultancy
  • Sujith Kollamthodi Principal Consultant AEA Energy and Environment
  • Keith Buchan Director MTRU
  • Professor Stephen Glaister CBE Director, Royal Automobile Club Foundation
  • Graham Smith Planning Director DB Schenker
  • David Humphrey, Babcock Brown
  • Rahul Bijlani Associate Bircham Dyson Bell

A conference brochure, including further details and speakers is available on our website:


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