Welcome to the Project Beyond Consortium
The Project Beyond Consortium was established to address the transport and mobility challenges of areas beyond major cities. This is where most road and rail transport occur. Major cities depend on the movement of people and goods across these areas but they remain a surprisingly low priority for transport innovation.
Project Beyond Consortium is
- Beyond major cities, where unique challenges exist and the cost of providing suitable infrastructure and services are higher. As an example, in England, the consortium is looking at the areas beyond major conurbations as defined by the UK Government’s Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
- The willingness of member organisations to share insights and expertise from their respective sectors are consistently valued by the membership across the private, public and academic sectors
- Innovative business models and technologies are creating exciting and valuable solutions to address transportation needs. Holistic analysis can help their deployments deliver maximum benefit to all stakeholders. For this reason the consortium actively supports cross-sector collaborations
- Delivering effective transport for rural and less densely populated areas presents very real challenges and it’s only by working together that we can solve some of these complex issues. We are excited to be bringing together key stakeholders which we hope will help unlock the potential solutions
Smart Mobility is a fundamental economic enabler and a key part of emerging National and Local Industrial Strategies. Rural transport services play a vital role in making sure that people, goods and services are available to support vibrant economic growth.
This is a fast moving area of innovation so the Consortium proactively seeks to understand how its’ members can really add value by collaborating closely on actual projects with clearly definable benefits.