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Local MPs meet Minister for Transport to discuss re-opening of the Leamside Line
MP for Sedgefield, Paul Howell, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, Sharon Hodgson, South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck and MP for Blaydon Liz Twist, today held a productive meeting with Minister for Transport Huw Merriman MP, to discuss potential Government support to re-open
North East welcomes £19.5m transport decarbonisation investment
New electric buses are on the way alongside extra charging points following the news that the North East has successfully secured £19.5m of investment through the Levelling Up Fund for a Transport Decarbonisation package.
Leaders to discuss increase to transport funding to safeguard public transport
Transport leaders are set to discuss increasing the amount that local authorities pay to subsidise transport, as the region’s transport network faces major rises in costs and ongoing recovery from the pandemic.
Have your say on regional active travel strategy
A public consultation is live on the proposed North East Active Travel Strategy – a half a billion-pound plan to revitalise walking, wheeling and cycling in the region.
Region’s active travel plans receive funding boost
The government announced this week that following a successful bid submission last Autumn, the region has been awarded £1.4 million of funding from Active Travel England’s Capability Fund. The funding will be used to drive well thought-through local plans, co-created with the communities who will use them.
Pay less to travel by bus, Metro and ferry this winter with £2 capped fares
Single bus fares in the North East are to be capped at £2 for the winter, in line with a national ‘Help for Households’ government promotion to encourage people back on to public transport.