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Local bus operators launch Kids go Free special offer this Easter
Bus companies in the North East are giving customers the chance to take their kids for free through special offers launched to coincide with the start of school Easter holidays.
Free trade event to help the region’s taxi and private hire sector electrify their fleet
A unique workshop event is being held on 12 April, 10.30am-1pm, at Gateshead International Stadium, for members of the taxi and private hire sector to learn more about the region’s ever-expanding electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging network.
North east response to BSIP funding announcement
Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director, Transport North East, said: “This announcement is great news for the region. 
Give us the funding we need to deliver our ambitions for bus
Transport leaders are submitting a response to the Transport Select Committee inquiry into the National Bus Strategy – one year on from its publication.
Major traffic signals upgrade planned for the North East
The North East is set to benefit from a series of traffic signals upgrades on major bus routes across the region.
New hardship scheme to launch at Tyne Tunnels
A new service is set to launch in April which will provide free debt management advice and support for those experiencing financial hardship, should they receive an Unpaid Toll Charge Notice (UTCN).