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Delivering a Rail Renaissance for the West Midlands

Gisbert Kapp Building, Room 224
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research
Tuesday 20th November 2018 (17:30-19:00)
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Nadeen Taylor
Tel: 0121 414 2626

A BCRRE Prestige Lecture from Laura Shoaf, Transport for West Midlands

The presentation will cover Transport for West Midlands' ambitious plans to deliver new stations and services to the region and how working through newly established partnerships will help to redefine regional partnership working.

If you would like to attend this event, please register  by selecting the corresponding date.

Laura Shoaf is Managing Director of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) which is the transport arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA); and the strategic transport authority for the area covered by the seven metropolitan authorities of the West Midlands. Laura has more than 25 years international experience in delivering integrated economic and spatial regeneration and is the first woman in England to lead a strategic transport authority.

Laura is responsible for delivering a £4 billion transport package over the next 10 years which is fundamental to the delivery of economic regeneration in the region.

Laura is a chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and sits on numerous boards including National College for High Speed Rail and Urban Transport Group. She is also a committee member of UITP and board member of EMTA, highly-respected international and European organisations dedicated to promoting public transport and the dissemination of best practice.


Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided from 17:30, followed by the lecture at 18:00 in Room 224, 2nd Floor, Gisbert Kapp Building, University of Birmingham.

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