Conference : A Sustainable Transport Future

A Sustainable Transport Future

Major national conference on sustainable travel and transport – preliminary notice

Thursday, 7 May 2009, Dublin Castle

Jointly hosted by the Department of Transport and IBEC

This national conference, jointly hosted by the Department of Transport and IBEC, will examine:

§ The new sustainable transport policy for Ireland 2009 – 2020 “Smarter Travel” and the progress made in the first 3 months of the plan
§ The influence of the Government’s new transport plan on work, trade and how we live
§ Future transport networks and needs
§ International experiences and views on developing sustainable travel and transport systems

Confirmed speakers and chairs include:

§ Minister for Transport, Mr. Noel Dempsey TD
§ Mr. Tom Noonan, IBEC President, CEO, Maxol
§ Ms. Julie O’Neill, Secretary General, Department of Transport
§ Mr. Noel Brett, CEO, Road Safety Authority
§ Mr. Maurice Mullen, Assistant Secretary, Department of Transport
§ Mr. Pat Mangan, Assistant Secretary, Department of Transport
§ Mr. Jack Short, Secretary General, OECD International Transport Forum (provisional confirmation)
§ Dr. Matthias Ruete, Director General, Energy and Transport, European Commission (invited)
§ Mr. Joe Horan, County Manager, South Dublin County Council
§ Mr. Danny McCoy, Director of Policy, IBEC
§ Ms. Aoife O’Grady, Sustainability Advisor, Department of Transport

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One thought on “Conference : A Sustainable Transport Future

  1. I am sorry, it is hard to take this agenda seriously. This is just an opportunity for policymakers to waffle and congratulate themselves without considering the hard realities of actually providing a decent transport service or facing up to the fact that very little progress has been made in the last 3 years.


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