As reported in BTN 16 May, he has been in the United States on a zero emissions transatlantic initiative.

Last week it was Leipzig (Germany), the UK assumed the Presidency of the International Transport Forum (ITF), intergovernmental organisation for transport policy bringing together 63 countries from around the world, hosted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

In a keynote speech Shapps laid out five priorities for the UK’s tenure: leading global transport transformation by making transport more connected, greener, inclusive, safe and resilient, and innovative.

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