From vision to reality

Stephen Joseph, chair of Smart Transport, reflects on the early months of the programme

Smart Transport is now real. It has had a major conference,some editorial board meetings,an issue of the journal (and now this second one) and a webinar. So it is possible to see whether the hopes I expressed in my welcome letter in the first issue are being realised. Having chaired all the events including the conference, I think I can say that this programme is carving out a role no one else is offering. I’ve been to several transport events in recent months and many have concluded with a desire for the transport policy world to reach out to talk to others. This programme, and the conference in particular, has done that – it has enabled those in the transport world and private sector companies active in transport to talk to each other and reach some understanding of where the other is coming from.

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