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Urban congestion examined with transport industry

30 January 2017

The Transport Committee holds the second evidence session of its urban congestion inquiry and hears from transport industry representatives and academics.

Witnesses

Monday 30 January 2017, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 4.05pm

  • Andrew Byrne, Head of Public Policy, UK and Ireland, Uber
  • Ali Clabburn, Managing Director, Liftshare.com Ltd
  • Christopher Snelling, Head of National and Regional Policy, Freight Transport Association
  • Sam Clarke, Director, Gnewt Cargo Ltd
  • Professor Tom Cherrett, Professor of Logistics and Transport Management, University of Southampton

At 4.50pm

  • Peter Coates, Managing Director, National Express West Midlands
  • Kevin O'Connor, Managing Director, Arriva Bus UK
  • Professor David Begg

Purpose of the session

The session intends to focus on:

  • the increase in the number of private hire vehicles and its effect on urban congestion
  • the potential for more car-sharing/carpooling to reduce congestion
  • the effects of urban freight and logistics—particularly the proliferation of delivery vans—and how these effects could most effectively be mitigated
  • the effects of congestion on bus services, and how to boost bus patronage

Further information

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