Dear Sir, Tom McGrath's letter (Post, July 20), writing as head of the CEPOG
, the Highways Engineers grouping for the region, could, I feel, mislead readers.
During this time, Jerry sealed an agreement with Tom McGrath, an honourable man heading what is called CEPOG
, a group that represents all of our regional highways engineers.
Plan and Tran, which has two councillor members from each district plus two from the Passenger Transport Authority, is advised by CEPOG
, which is a grouping of council chief planning and transportation officers and also a Centro officer (and so is not, as Paul had suggested, 'an offshoot of the West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority').
WMPTA has an offshoot called CEPOG
(Chief Engineering and Planning Officers Group), consisting of officers from the district councils, who are responsible for putting together the region's Local Transport Plan bid for Department for Transport funding.
The authors of the LTP - Centro and CEPOG
(the association of West Midland Council Chief Engineering Officers) - believe just a third of the lost money could fund the three new Metro lines which form the backbone of the bid
The LTP 2002 report was prepared by the Chief Engineers and Planning Officers Group (CEPOG
) using performance indicators set up in the LTP published in 2000.
Colin Eastman, a member of the West Midlands Chief Engineering and Planning Officers Group (CEPOG
), which is leading the red route project, said: 'It is all about keeping the main roads open, traffic flowing, and preventing unhelpful parking.