Transport Strategy Director
Transport for Greater Manchester
Simon Warburton is the Transport Strategy Director at TfGM, leading on the development of a forward transport policy, investment and funding strategy that will support the city region’s ambitious growth programme and dovetail with major national interventions including the Greater Manchester HS2/Northern Powerhouse Rail Growth Strategy and the forthcoming Clean Air Plan.
During his 19 years in transport policy work for Greater Manchester, Simon has been involved in the development of four Local Transport Plans, the Greater Manchester Transport Innovation Fund debate and the Greater Manchester Transport Fund, which has supported the £2 billion investment programme that is now coming to a conclusion.
In recent times, his work has included the establishment of Greater Manchester’s transport devolution policies, in preparation for the recently elected Mayor, the city region’s Growth Deal investment programme and the development of Transport for the North. Much of this work has now culminated in Greater Manchester’s forward-looking 2040 Transport Strategy, which provides an innovation-led blueprint for a future transport system that will meet the economic, social and environmental needs of the fast-growing city region.
12:10 pm - 12:55 pm
Panel: Vision for the North – Long term strategy to deliver infrastructure networks fit for the Northern Powerhouse
Theatre: The State of the Public Sector
Plans to improve and build Northern infrastructure is a key component to economic development for the North. This session will consider:
- Expected growth areas by sector and location
- What is the potential for scale in the North and forward planning to support this
- Progress report, goals, vision and expectation for the next 5 years
- Investment in UK infrastructure and the role of the IPA
- The building blocks for smart cities of the North – What do we need and in what order?