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Levelling up public transport

Public transport has a key role in facilitating productivity growth and prosperity. Better transport connections can attract new jobs to a struggling town, enable residents to access good jobs and services in a nearby area, and allow businesses to cooperate across a wider geographic area. This event considered how investment in the UK’s transport infrastructure can contribute to levelling up our towns and cities.



May 17, 2021



This event was kindly supported by the West Coast Partnership


  • Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Minister for Rail
  • Katherine Fletcher MP, Member of Parliament for South Ribble
  • Professor Sir Tim Besley, Professor of Development Economics, LSE
  • Phil Whittingham, Managing Director, West Coast Partnership