Transport Hub event series to put transport in the political spotlight

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For the fourth consecutive year, Freight Transport Association (FTA) has brought together an eclectic coalition of organisations from across the breadth of transport opinion to host the Transport Hub events at the 2013 party conferences.

Launching the new Transport Hub website today (Thursday 18 July) the diverse and interesting programme of events can be revealed for the first time; which will once again bring together over 1200 party members, transport professionals, journalists and politicians at the three main party annual conferences.

Over three weeks in September, the Transport Hub will host more than 30 events at the Lib Dem, Labour and Conservative conferences; ranging from interviews with the top figures in each party on the transport plans they’ll put to the country in 2015, to discussions on improving our urban spaces, taxation of flying, the importance of trams to the economy and much, much more. Full event information and details of how you can get involved are available on the Transport Hub website.

As a longstanding fixture in the party conference calendar; FTA will once again be hosting its own event on the Monday evening of each conference under the Transport Hub banner. Entitled “Getting Britain’s Cities Moving”, this will be a discussion of how to improve the efficiency of transport in our urban spaces with a panel of politicians, business and sustainable transport figures taking your questions alongside representatives of FTA and the Local Government Association.

Speaking ahead of the launch of the new Transport Hub website; FTA Head of Public Affairs Michael Webb said “The Transport Hub has become the premier brand for transport opinion at the party conferences; and FTA is proud of the lead role we have played in putting it together. This year looks set to follow the last three in seeing the most senior political figures in the world of transport join conference delegates, transport industry figures and others in discussing the key issues affecting how people and goods move under the party conference spotlight.”

The Transport Hub will take place:

15 – 17 September        Glasgow            Liberal Democrat Conference

22-24 September           Brighton            Labour Conference

29 Sep – 1 October        Manchester      Conservative Conference

For details of all of the events, most of which are open to the public, please see

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