The Great British Transport Competition

The TaxPayers' Alliance is holding a competition to identify the best transport infrastructure projects that could replace HS2.

Scrapping HS2 could free up around £50 billion to improve transport links up and down the country. Given the spiralling costs (with the latest evidence suggesting that cost could almost double), taxpayers are demanding more for their money.

The Great British Transport Competition is asking all interested parties from across the UK to submit ideas for transport infrastructure projects. Entries will be judged by an expert panel, including qualified surveyors, politicians and rail industry experts. The winning bids will be professionally costed and presented to ministers.

Judging criteria

  • Benefit to both local and wider economies
  • Public support
  • Cost benefit evaluation
  • Level of integration with existing transport infrastructure
  • Positive environmental impact


  • Craig Tracey MP
  • Lord Framlingham
  • Lord Berkeley
  • Michael Byng, infrastructure and procurement specialist
  • Phil Basey, Editorial Director - TaxPayers' Alliance
  • James Roberts, Political Director - TaxPayers' Alliance

How to enter

Please fill out the form below to enter the competition. A entry form and template will be emailed to you.

The competition is open from Monday 3rd September until Friday 26th October and the winner will be announced in January 2019. The competition is open to everyone, entries will ideally be between 1000 to 2000 words long. Extra consideration will be given to reasonably accurate cost predictions.