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Rail Freight Group - AGM and Annual Policy Meeting
The first presentation at the Policy Meeting was given by Duncan Buchanan of the Department for Transport (DfT), who spoke on "Towards a Sustainable Transport System: Update on Mode-shift grants and SLM values".
Duncan described progress on DfT's Freight Grants review, clarified the increase in multimodal grant funding announced earlier in September, and explained that there will be a consultation at year-end on Mode-shift Externalities Values (MEVs), which are to replace SLM values in calculating multimodal grant awards.
said that in order to ensure consistency between funding bids, DfT
had calculated MEVs on the same assumptions about future oil prices as used in other Government departments: however, he
recognised that there is now a question regarding the most appropriate vales to use.
TaSTS and the Mode-Shift Grants Review - Duncan Buchanan, Head, Sustainable Distribution Policy, Freight and Logistics Division, Department for Transport
The day included presentations on The Transport Green Paper - the Challenges for Freight (Duncan Buchanan, Department for Transport), the London Construction Consolidation Centre, Servicing (Gary Sullivan, Wilson James Ltd), Out-of-Hours Deliveries (Chris Douglas, TTR), the UK Freight Best Practice Programme and its relationship to urban freight (Jonathan James, Faber Maunsell), the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme in London (Glen Davies, Transport for London Freight Unit), Solving Urban Freight Issues in West London (Kevin Ratnasingam, MVA) and The Role of Rail in Urban Freight Transport (Phil Mortimer, University of Newcastle).
Duncan Buchanan, Head - Sustainable Distribution Branch, Dept. for Transport
Freight by Water | news
Duncan Buchanan the recently appointed Head of Sustainable Logistics Policy at the Department for Transport.
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Duncan Buchanan, head of sustainable distribution for rail at the DfT, suggested a viaduct be built to carry the tracks into Manchester airport, as these currently cross the main line, clogging up the network.
Freight by Water | news
Duncan Buchanan, Head of Sustainable Distribution Policy, Freight and Logistics Division, Department for Transport