First Friday Dudley_Transport Barriers to Employment

6 December 2019

Conference Room 1, Dudley College, Broadway, Dudley, DY1 4AB

Roundtable discussion of how transport constaints limits access to employment

First Friday Breakfast Roundtable Dudley: Getting to Work: Transport Barriers to Employment?

Date: Friday, 6th December 2019 Time: 1130 until 1330

Venue: Conference Room 1, Dudley College, Broadway, Dudley, DY1 4AB

In partnership with Steps to Work, the West Midlands Economic Forum is holding the next of its First Friday Breakfast Roundtable series on Friday December 6th in Dudley.

The ability to actually get to work is obviously a key requirement for securing any job. However, the current regional transport infrastructure is at many times close to capacity. Furthermore, many West Midlands towns and suburbs lack basic transport facilities, ensuring effective access to the transport network is constrained for many individuals, restricting their employment opportunities. Transport for the West Midlands is attempting to tackled these issues in its Movement for Growth strategy. December’s Roundtable aims to provide an introduction and discussion of this strategy and what additional factors need to be addressed. Your views would be greatly appreciated.

Agenda: Getting to Work – Transport Barriers to Employment?

1130 Registration & light brunch

1200 Welcome & Introduction Bhanu Dhir, Steps to Work

1205 Regional Social & Business Environment Paul Forrest, West Midlands Economic Forum

1210 The Steps to Work Initiative Bhanu Dhir, Steps to Work

1220 WM Transport Strategy Helen Davies, Transport for the West

1235 Panel Discussion
Colin Leighfield, Black Country Chamber Transport Group
Bhanu Dhir, Steps to Work
Helen Davies, Transport for West Midlands
Dudley Council (invited)

1310 Q&A

1330 Close & Networking

1400 Conclusion

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