An Airport Transport Forum (ATF) is a DfT specified engagement group that brings together a major airport and local stakeholders. Heathrow’s ATF is called the Heathrow Area Transport Forum (HATF) and is a partnership between various organisations in the private and public sectors seeking to improve accessibility and increase public transport use to, from and in the area around Heathrow.
Heathrow’s National Policy Statement (NPS) for expansion requires Heathrow to develop and monitor the effectiveness of the Surface Access Strategy in conjunction with HATF.
You can read more in our Terms of Reference.
The HATF Board is set to formally meet quarterly with the first Board meeting led by the chair starting this Summer.
There’s a huge job to be done shifting people from polluting traffic into cleaner, more environmentally friendly transport – walking, cycling and using buses and rail as well as zero pollution vehicles. My job will be to help push Heathrow along the right path, holding them to account very robustly and facilitating the input of stakeholders.– Val Shawcross, HATF Chair