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Transport Knowledge Hub launched at LEP Conference

Mon 27 March 2017 | Back to news list

A new Transport Knowledge Hub - jointly funded by the Department for Transport and Greener Journeys - will provide local decision makers with the tools and information to make economically effective transport investment decisions. Created by Greener Jouneys in collaboration with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), the Hub is also intended to be a catalyst for creating a community of local decision makers.
 
A free online resource, the Hub offers best practice guidance relating to the selection, development, and delivery of transport investments; as well as best practice case studies from across the transport spectrum including bus, cycling, rail and road.
 
The Hub consists of a Guidance Tool, Case Studies and a News & Community section, providing local decision makers with the necessary resources for investing in transport schemes that deliver sustainable economic growth.
 
It is a free resource, fueled by the latest information and data from leading industry experts. It is structured around five sections, each comprised of modules, covering transport investments through development and delivery.
 
The Hub also has a news and community section featuring a weekly news update, compiled by leading transport journalists Robert Jack, Managing Editor of Passenger Transport, and Andrew Forster, Editor of Local Transport Today. This will ensure that local decision makers are kept up-to-date with all the relevant news.
 
Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys writes: "Transport is central to unlocking growth, which is why transport infrastructure investment accounts for such a significant proportion of allocated Local Growth Fund. The key question is what is needed to facilitate investments which will deliver sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
 
"In bringing together the private and public sectors, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are uniquely positioned to play a pivotal role. They have generated significant benefits since they were created, delivering for example over £7 billion additional private sector investment over the past six years."


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