A new initiative that aims to help young professionals shape the future of transport has been launched.
The Future Transport Visions Group – an initiative funded by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund aims to fund group research and development projects that enable cross-industry collaboration between people in the first ten years of their career.
FTVG will facilitate online forums and discussions to help groups formulate their projects and ideas, which will then be assessed for funding by a Steering Group.
Groups that are successfully funded will be given the opportunity to present their findings to the wider transport world, and be in with the chance of being awarded a prize for best project.
Its other aims are to; enable early career professionals to collaborate virtually to network and generate ideas, provide the networks and structure for early career professionals to form into discrete project groups, support the delivery of a selection of projects through an appointed Steering Group, judge and appraise the outputs of individual projects, offer a prize to winning projects and provide a platform to promote the outcomes of these projects to the wider transport industry.
The group says its vision is to: “sustain a diverse group of early career professionals to consider some of the challenges and opportunities posed by ongoing changes in the transportation industry and outline how these changes are pertinent to the future careers of transport professionals.”
The FTVG is targeted at those in the first ten years of their career across all sectors in the transport industry.