Transport Board

By 2050 everyone will be well-connected with digital services and transport that is efficient, sustainable and inclusive; supporting vibrant local neighbourhoods and a thriving city centre.

Our vision. By 2050 we will have stronger rail links to other cities, a mass transit system within the city, improved traffic management systems, city-wide ultra-fast broadband, automated vehicles, low-emission technologies and more will all have played a part in removing the obstacles and barriers to people connecting, whilst making connectivity as clean and green a process as possible.

The Transport Board was formed on the recommendation of the Congestion Task Group, and held its first meeting on 21 January 2019.


The Co-Chairs of the Transport Board are Bristol City Council, Councillor Ed Plowden, and Transport Focus, Melanie Watson.

Transport Board members* are currently:

  • Black South West Network, Sado Jirde
  • Bristol’s Disability Equality Commission, Representative
  • Bristol Health Partners, Karen Llewellyn
  • Bristol Port Company, Andrew Ord
  • Enterprise Holdings, Randall Rickabaugh
  • First West of England, Rob Pymm
  • Foot Antsey, Mark Li
  • Great Western Railway, Rich Middleton
  • Highways England, Sean Walsh
  • Motability, Katy Driscoll
  • National Express, John Boughton
  • Priority Express, Neil Havill
  • Strategic Transport – Bristol City Council, Representative
  • Sustrans, Zoe Banks Gross
  • Unite the Union, Amy Roberts
  • UHBW NHS Foundation Trust, Stewart Cundy
  • University of the West of England, Graham Parkhurst
  • Visit West, Kathryn Davis
  • WSP, Fraser Reid
  • Zedify, Simon Whitehead

*Members were elected in January 2024