|Tony Roche||Former Board Member, Engineering & Safety, British Rail, and President of the IMechE (2001/02)|
|Jim Steer||Director of the Steer Davies Gleave transport consultancy.
Former Director with the Strategic Rail Authority
|Adrian Shooter||Chairman of Chiltern Railways and the Association of Train Operating Companies and a non-executive director of the Rail Safety and Standards Board|
|Professor Mike McDonald||Director of the Transportation Research Group at the University of Southampton. Vice Chair of the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council and Past Chair of Intelligent Transport Systems UK|
|Vote of Thanks|
|Sir Anthony Cleaver||Chairman of the Engineering and Technology Board|
It is expected that the population of South East England will increase significantly in the next 10 to 30 years in both real terms and in households. It is already evident that extensive commuting takes place with journeys often well in excess of 30 miles. This is driven by many factors such as multiple household employment, expense, reluctance to relocate and the frequency of changing employment etc.
All present transport types are increasingly overloaded at peak times and are now running to virtually full capacity, be it public or private.
The ninth annual Prestige Seminar investigated how this problem may be addressed in good engineering and sociological terms.
A panel of three speakers explored the current and future demands for transport as well as the means of influencing that demand. They went on to discuss how engineers and technology could help to satisfy demand in an economically, socially and politically acceptable way.
Photographs on this page by Will Dennehy Photography.