Bharat Pathania

Midlands Connect (MC)

Head of New Technologies

Midlands Connect (MC)

Bharat is leading the Technology, Digital and Energy programme at Midlands Connect (MC). MC is a Sub-National Transport Body in the Midlands which includes a partnership of 22 Local Authorities across the Midlands, Local Enterprise Partnerships, National Highways, Network Rail, HS2 and DfT.

The role includes developing and delivering strategies/programme across a broad portfolio of transport technologies in the Midlands. This includes but is not limited to development of business cases and funding asks to DfT/HM Treasury, development of a region wide multi-modal contactless ticketing technical solution, developing a regional and a national business case for contactless ticketing, Mobility as a Service, major road network technology, accelerating electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across the Midlands, developing the regional EV business case, delivery of the Local EV Infrastructure Fund (LEVI) fund to deliver 350 charge points across multiple local authorities, 5G revolution, alternative fuels, identifying technology gaps across the region and creating technology route maps/actions plans over the next 30 years.

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