Sustainable Transport Midlands launches consultation on its vision for 2050

Transport services in the Midlands could change after Sustainable Transport Midlands launches a consultation regarding its transport vision for 2050.

Private e-scooter legalisations, the electrification of buses, active travel, and inclusive, accessible fares are just a few things the company hopes to launch.

The organisation has split its Vision into seven policy groups, two of which are infrastructure project-based:

  1. Devolution and Funding
  2. East West Rail
  3. Electrification, buses, and active travel
  4. High Speed Rail
  5. Inclusive fares and accessible transport
  6. Rural connectivity
  7. Urban connectivity and effective interchange.

Harry Burr, Chief Executive at Sustainable Transport Midlands, who is aged 16, said: “I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to put together an ambitious vision for 2050, and I’d like to ensure we take into account the opinion of the wider public, as well as local/regional stakeholders and the industry.

“That’s why I chose to launch this consultation, which is simple to respond to and could potentially change the development of the transport network in the years going forward.”

The new vision hopes to influence future stakeholder projects and related transport campaigns, including where or how they campaign for a new station or railway line to be introduced for the first time, reports the Worcester Observer.

STM is consulting on its policies and policy groups through a simple online form.

The group is inviting everyone, including individuals, local councils, industry companies, and transport campaign groups, to respond to the consultation

The consultation closes on November 1st 2022.


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