TRANSPORT AND THE ECONOMY [EVIDENCE SESSION]
Tuesday 2 November 2010
Maritime Museum, (within the Hull Museums & Art Gallery complex), Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull, HU1 3RA
The Transport Select Committee will take oral evidence in public from local organisations in Hull on 2 November – a city with a major port, also served by important rail and road links, including the Humber Bridge (a piece of key transport infrastructure built to assist regional economic development).
This session is part of a Transport Committee inquiry into the priorities for transport spending in order to support the economy, both nationally and in the regions.
The last major study (by Sir Rod Eddington in 2006) recommended that transport investment should focus on measures to curb congestion in urban areas, on key inter-urban corridors and international gateways (major ports and airports). The Committee wants to hear from local business and community leaders in Hull if these priorities remain those most likely to deliver future growth. The Committee also wants to hear how major transport schemes will be promoted in the absence of regional plans or bodies.
At 11.00 am
- Hull City Council
- North Lincolnshire Council
At 11.35 am approx
- Associated British Ports
- Freight Transport Association
- Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce
- East Yorkshire Federation of Small Businesses
At 12.10 pm approx
- East Yorkshire Motor Services
- First Hull Trains
- Hull Environment Forum
- Professor Peter Mackie