YORKSHIRE POLITICIANS and opinion formers met top engineers from the region last week for a frank exchange of views on the state of transport in the area.
The lunchtime meeting was convened as part of ICE president Colin Clinton's tour of the region.
Around 30 politicians and industry big hitters discussed the issues of the day, including trans-Pennine links and urban centres, improving access to the Humber Ports, and finding ways to improve government procurement.
Civil engineer and MP for Scarborough & Whitby Lawrie Quinn opened the discussion by urging civil engineers in the north to get more vocal.
'If transport is not up in lights then it should be, and we should make sure that it is, ' said Quinn.
I am passionate about transport and about highways, and passionate about regions, so this debate is particularly important to me, ' added Clinton.
Yorkshire region will feed points raised at the meeting into an update of its State of Yorkshire report.
Its fi st report was published along with six other regions last summer to lend a regional slant to the ICE's national lobbying tool, the State of the Nation.