ODI Leeds

Transport and Economy Data Summit

On the 12th of December 2017 The Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling sent a letter to all Members of Parliament regarding transport funding. In it he used analysis of The Autumn 2017 National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline (NICP) to claim that;

How much does it cost to run our bus services? What is the economic cost of road congestion? Are IPPR North right to claim that the North has missed out on £63bn of funding compared to London? Is Chris Grayling right to claim that investment in North England will be higher in the South in the coming five years? How did Northern Powerhouse Partnership calculate that recent rail delays cost the economy £38m?

If the North is to take more responsibility for running transport, it must also take more responsibility for monitoring how it is working and deciding where to invest to connect our communities and strengthen our economy.


This collaborative and open event seeks to achieve the following aims: