UK – UK Transport Infrastructure Summit 2016
A new independent National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has been created, with the task of offering unbiased analysis of the UK’s long term infrastructure needs.
Former cabinet minister and transport secretary Lord Adonis will lead the commission as its first chairman.
The NIC has already started work. It will recommend to the government before next year’s Budget what should be done in economic and transportation terms to transform east-west connectivity between the northern cities by road and rail as well as advising on priorities for future large-scale investment in London’s public transport infrastructure such as Crossrail 2.
The NIC will provide an assessment of the UK’s infrastructure needs every five years, looking 30 years ahead and examining the evidence across all key sectors of economic infrastructure – including roads, rail transport, ports and airports.
We are delighted to announce that Lord Adonis will deliver the keynote address at this Summit and update us on his first report to government.