The colossal task of decarbonisation looms large in the minds of policymakers, not least when it comes to electricity supply to homes and businesses, which are estimated to contribute 28% of global CO2 emissions. We speak to David Healey, Managing Director of Smart Grid Solutions Limited and Professor in Practice on Keele University’s groundbreaking Smart Energy Network Solutions project.
Why is a vision-led approach necessary, and how does it address the challenges of planning for an uncertain future? Nicola Kane, Director at Steer, shares her lessons learned around vision-led transport planning during her time working at Transport for Greater Manchester.
Maria del Consuelo Briones
Although significant progress has been made in the area of gender equality, discrimination and disparities persist on a global scale. Therefore, people and companies must work harder to combat and close them. One success story has been that of Maria del Consuelo Briones, Risk Director at Banco Santander in Mexico.
Carbon emissions and their influence on climate change are now one of the transportation planning community's most important issues. Simon Statham looks into what needs to be done in order to think differently about transport carbon emissions and why they need to be understood in detail if we are to put forward successful strategies to reach net-zero.
Undoubtedly, the road sector has adapted and changed since the start of the pandemic. MD & CEO Suresh Goyal provides insight into the National Highways Authority of India Infrastructure Investment Trust (NHAI InVIT), and discusses the evolution of toll roads, recent infrastructure investment opportunities and the impact of electronic tolling.
Climate change is a reality that is becoming increasingly important. Countries, companies and human beings must pay close attention as they are responsible for causing great damage to the environment. Becoming carbon-friendly must be a shared commitment to mitigate pollutants, improve people's quality of life, and have a better place to live.
Delivering against the city’s strategy and ambitions, Laura Pierce, Senior Manager for major sports events at Greater London Authority (GLA) speaks to us about gender inclusive events, the role of a host city in a mega event such as UEFA EURO 2020, and the agenda for future sustainability in London.
Autonomous vehicles are sharing our roads today and delivering everything from pizzas to medical supplies. Head of policy at Nuro discusses the advantages and challenges of electric custom-built vehicles while shedding light into how AVs can better serve communities, cities and businesses.
Lisa Martin, who returned to Steer as Director and joint UK Head of Planning earlier this month after leading the Surface Access Strategy team at London Heathrow Airport, discusses her cross-regional experiences, the challenges Heathrow faced during the pandemic, and what the future of changing travel behaviour looks like.
David Edwards, President and CEO of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District, provides thoughtful leadership within the airport and aviation industries, a reflection into his career and how he has managed during the unprecedented challenge of Covid-19.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are becoming increasingly important workplace issues, particularly for women working in male-dominated industries. Astra Castillo, Senior Director of Infrastructure & Project Finance at Fitch Ratings, shares her perspective on these challenges.
Roberta Frisoni, Councillor of Urban Planning and Transport in the Municipality of Rimini, Italy, shares her thoughts on the challenges of a rapidly changing environment and what the future of urban planning and micromobility looks like for Rimini.
A woman of many talents, expertise, and wide-spanning careers, we were honoured to speak to Gloria Hutt, Minister of Transport and Telecommunications Chile, as part of our inspiring International Women’s Day seminars.
We were delighted to be joined by Carolyn Flowers, Partner and Managing Principal at InfraStrategies, for our International Women's Day seminars. Carolyn shared inspiring stories of her impressive career in public transit and recounted her proudest achievements.
James Taylor, General Manager at Zipcar UK, recently shared with us his views on the adoption and benefits of car sharing, how car clubs can support the Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion and what the future holds for shared mobility services and changing travel patterns.
Head of Tournament Delivery at The FA, Chris Bryant speaks to us about his excitement for hosting major events such as the Men's and Women's EUROs, Wembley's relationship with developer Quintain and the likely impact of COVID and Net Zero on the events world.
Head of Market Development at Dott, Sebastian Schlebusch, shares his vision for the future of travel in our cities and explores how micromobility systems can benefit cities around the world, acting as a powerful alternative to the current public transit mix.
Ashley Conrad-Saydah, Fellow at the California-China Climate Institute, spoke with us about California's role in combating climate change and what specific role the transportation sector could take in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the state.
Margaret Cederoth is responsible for the planning and sustainability program at California High Speed Rail. She shares with us what this transformative project means for California, and how her team are committed to delivering their strategic vision despite the COVID pandemic.
Chief Executive of Transport Focus, Anthony Smith, reflects on his 20+ years representing transport users and how the organisation's mission has changed over time. We also discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means for transport in the future.
Dr Abhijit Singh
Dr Abhijit Singh, Executive Director of Indian Ports Association, discusses the challenges the ports sector faced during the COVID-19 lockdown with us and how the government’s mitigating measures and reforms will help to revive the industry going forward.
Rupa, Head of International Association of Public Transport (UITP) India speaks to us about the challenges cities in India face in implementing an integrated transport system as a move towards creating a more sustainable public transport network.
The Director of Planning, Engineering and Operations at the Rail Delivery Group shares her knowledge of how the UK's passenger transport industry can learn from Australia's Gold Coast. Susie is no stranger to setting up and running a customer-focused rail business.
J. Subramanian, CEO of LTIDPL IndvIT Services, is well-versed in India's road infrastructure industry. Here he shares his challenges during the COVID-19 suspension of toll road collections and what measures had to be taken for the road industry to bounce back.
As Chief Executive of Network Rail, we speak to Andrew about what makes him tick and the current challenges he's facing as a result of the social and economic impacts COVID-19 has had on people, businesses, industries and Britain's railways.
Professor Greg Marsden
Greg imparts his knowledge on the science behind shifting towards less carbon-intensive forms of transport. He is a Professor at the renowned University of Leeds’ Institute for Transport Studies and is one of the UK’s leading voices on transport carbon emissions.
Manager of Strategic and Policy Planning at Bay Area Rapid Transit, Ellen is responsible for developing BART's new Transbay Rail Crossing. She speaks to us about how the development around rail transit stations will help to tackle the Bay Area’s ‘extreme’ traffic congestion.
Sofia is Commercial Director of Connect Plus, the company delivering the M25 DBFO contract. In this interview, Sofia reveals what it is like working on one of Europe's busiest motorways, and how the transport sector can improve diversity and inclusion.
Given his experience working in both the UK and USA, we asked Michael, Associate Director at Steer, about the differences between the two regions, and what challenges he sees for the future of transport in the USA, UK and Canada.
Simon, Director of Steer Economic Development, is a highly experienced economic development specialist who formed a new, dynamic team to expand and offer an integrated service, known as Steer Economic Development, to a widening portfolio of new clients.
We caught up with Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority CEO, Stephen Bland, to ask him the challenge of developing a transit system fit for a city set to grow by over a million citizens in the next 20 years, and how technology will play a vital part.
Doug, a DART veteran of over 25 years, directs the Department of Mobility Management Services and shares with us his insight about the future of paratransit and how they are embracing new technologies to offer their users a better service.
The Managing Director of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) brings her knowledge to share with us her experience on whether the new transportation agenda in the West Midlands can offer any lessons for planners in North America.
Municipal Commissioner, Kunal Kumar, describes his efforts into getting Pune, the second-largest city in the western state of Maharashtra, selected for the Smart City scheme, and the importance of public participation in developing ideas.
Determined to change one of London's most unknown and least celebrated quarters, the CEO of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), Victoria talks to us about her plans to change this vision and the challenges she overcomes.
Our Chief Executive Officer, Hugh Jones, shares his knowledge and experience of how applying innovation drives tangible solutions. He also shares how Steer is working to help address modern transport challenges around the world.