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Drivers set to save 1,944-hours-a-week as Tyne Tunnels go live with open-road-tolling
On Monday 8 November - for the first time in its 54-year history - drivers will drive straight through the Tyne Tunnels, without stopping – saving 1,944 hours a week in queuing time.
Transport leaders approve region’s Bus Service Improvement Plan
Transport leaders have today (Tuesday 26 October) approved the region’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) at a meeting of the North East Joint Transport Committee.  
New fast charging station for electric vehicles at the iconic Angel of the North
Electric vehicle owners in the North East have a fantastic new location for rapid charging – right next to the Angel of the North on the A167 Durham Road in Gateshead.
Region sets out £804m ambitious bus plan
The region’s first Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) has unveiled a new £804 million bid to Government which transport leaders are confident would dramatically transform bus services across the North East and greatly improve the bus network for millions of passengers as well as helping the environment.
Joint statement on the national driver shortage from Councillor Martin Gannon and Martjin Gilbert
Cllr Martin Gannon, Chair of the North East Joint Transport Committee and Martijn Gilbert, Chair of NEBus, the local bus operators association have issued the following joint response to the national driver shortage:
SWARCO Smart Charging goes live with new EV taxi and private hire network in North East
SWARCO Smart Charging and Transport North East have gone live with the latest electric vehicle (EV) charging network.