Events hope to examine what the future of travel in Aberdeen could look like

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A series of free evening talks are to be held on the theme of connected transport systems of the future.

The presentations will examine how transportation could look in the years ahead as well as how sustainable methods of travel can be further developed between cities and rural areas.

The events will be held on February 28, March 28, April 28 and May 30 as part of the European-wide Civitas Portis transportation project.

The project – worth an estimated £3.2 million to the North-east – involves a consortium of partners, including Aberdeen City Council and the private sector, and is aimed at improving travel in the area.

The first event on February 28 – at the Atrium and N118 in the Sir Ian Wood Building at RGU’s Garthdee campus – features talks from Amye Robinson, of Aberdeen City Council, Richard Laing, of the Robert Gordon University, and Rab Dickson, of NESTRANS.

The presentations will give an overview of the Civitas Portis project and its benefits to the Aberdeen region.

All events open at 5.30pm with refreshments, and presentations start at 6pm with a 7.30pm finish.

Aberdeen Lord Provost Barney Crockett said: ”We need to continue to work hard and make new IT transportation systems meet the pace of change and work best for Aberdeen, its people and its port.”