City business region to host Transport in the North event

16th September 2015

A Transport in the North event will be held in South Yorkshire this month to update the business community on plans to help the Sheffield City Region benefit from developments including the Northern Powerhouse and devolution.

'Transport in the North - Our Aspirations for Sheffield City Region', organised by The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), will hear from two guest speakers. Peter Kennan is a partner with Hawsons Chartered Accountants and Chair of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Transport Forum which represents 2,200 businesses with 106,000 employees. Recently appointed Director of Transport for Sheffield City Region, Julie Hurley is directing and overseeing the development and delivery of the transport strategies and policies required for the area to benefit from growth deals and initiatives. Peter Kennan said: -Subjects and concepts like the Northern Powerhouse and devolution are hot topics and the Sheffield City Region is very active in assisting with and developing these proposals. -Transport, with its links to other areas within the region, neighbouring areas and national and international networks, is vital if we are to meet our aspirations. -Developments in public transport like HS2 and other rail developments and bus/tram improvements, together with major highway improvements are needed if our region is to compete in a changing world. The event will be held on 24 September at 6pm at The Core conference space in Barnsley. To book a place contact keith.saunders@amey.co.uk before September 21.

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