This week I was lucky enough to attend the annual EngNZ Transportation Group conference - always one of the highlights of my year. This year's theme, "The Changing Face of Transport", was particularly relevant. Not only in the context of Central Government change, and the associated policy changes that fall out of that, but in the changes we are seeing globally around drivers for transport investment and the form in which transport infrastructure is being delivered.
My 3 key takeaways from the conference were:
Overall there was strong recognition that "business as usual" is not going to cut it going forward and we need to action change. The future looks bright but it's going to be an uphill slog to get there!
Lastly I’d like to congratulate Jeanette Ward, announced at the conference as the new Chair of the National Transportation Group Committee, the first female chair for the group!
Here are Abley's conference presentations:
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