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Stephen Joseph

Chair of Smart Transport
and Former CEO of Campaign for Better Transport
Stephen Joseph has recently stepped down as Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, having been in that role since 1988. His wide-ranging expertise and contacts have helped to make the organisation the country’s leading transport NGO (non-governmental organisation). Among his highlights are: • Persuading the Treasury to cut the road-building programme in the 1990s • Campaigning for increased rail investment and new/reopened lines and stations • Highlighting the importance of buses and the impact of cuts in bus services. Joseph was a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport from 1999-2005 and a member of the Standing Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Assessment (SACTRA) during its inquiry on transport and the economy. He was also on the steering group for the Government’s road user charging feasibility study 2003-4, and was a member of challenge panels or advisory groups for Government plans on high-speed rail, eco-towns, transport appraisal and the Local Sustainable Transport Fund. Joseph was awarded the OBE in 1996 for services to transport and the environment.
Stephen Joseph
Sessions
 9:00 AM – 9:10 AM
Chairman’s Welcome
Stephen Joseph
Chair of Smart Transport
and Former CEO of Campaign for Better Transport
 9:10 AM – 10:30 AM
The Objectives of UK Transport Policy - What is Transport For?

Smart transport can only work with clear public policy objectives. This opening session will set out objectives of national and local politicians and how smart transport and the private sector can support these. The Campaign for Better Transport will stress the need for clear and measurable outcomes and the need for the private sector to focus on delivery of these outcomes

  1. Government Vision For Transport in the UK

  2. The Role Of Transport in Developing London

  3. Clear Objectives And Fit For Purpose Solutions

    • Q&A

Stephen Joseph
Chair of Smart Transport
and Former CEO of Campaign for Better Transport
 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Planning the short term to deliver the long term

The private sector need to understand the likely direction of travel across the next 3 years if they are to respond appropriately. What specific direction does the private sector want and are policy makers able to provide it?

  1. The need for clear short term goals as well as long term objectives.

  2. Short and long term planning in action - an example from England's Economic Heartland

  3. How are planned outcomes measured and how do plans remain flexible?

    • Q&A

Stephen Joseph
Chair of Smart Transport
and Former CEO of Campaign for Better Transport
 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Pre-booked Seminar Streams
The Ethics of Smart Transport

How do we make transport accessible for all?

In the rush towards smarter transport with greater use of technology, how can policymakers and companies avoid people being left out of the system? How can smart transport be genuinely inclusive and accessible for all?

Sustainable Smart Transport

How do we make transport in cities healthier?

How can cities use smart transport to cut carbon emissions, air pollution and obesity? This seminar will look at what cities and the private sector can do to make transport genuinely sustainable.

Last Mile

What are the business requirements? What are the problems? What needs to be solved?  

How can sustainable first/last mile services be provided to create genuinely door-to-door freight and passenger services? What are the business requirements? What are the problems? What needs to be solved?

Stephen Joseph
Chair of Smart Transport
and Former CEO of Campaign for Better Transport
 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Collaboration and Partnership

Effective transport development is only going to come from improved collaboration and partnership between public and private sector and between private sector organisations. How can we achieve this, what opportunities does this unlock and what best practice do we have from around the world?

  1. Towards sustainable mobility: BP’s journey

  2. Working together for connected and autonomous vehicle

  3. On tap not on top: how London is ensuring that technology and new providers make the city better and more liveable

    • Q&A 

Stephen Joseph
Chair of Smart Transport
and Former CEO of Campaign for Better Transport
 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Where might transport and technology go next, and how can the public and private sectors work together?
Stephen Joseph
Chair of Smart Transport
and Former CEO of Campaign for Better Transport