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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).
Tyne Tunnel toll increase for LGVs from April
The North East JTC, which owns the Tyne Tunnels, confirmed at its meeting in January 2022 that the new toll will increase from £3.70 to £3.90. Permit holders will still receive a 10% discount on their journey, making the new toll for account holders £3.51, up from £3.33.
New fast electric vehicle charging points unveiled in central Sunderland
Regional EV charge facilities have been given another boost as new fast electric vehicle charging points are unveiled at St Mary’s Car Park in Sunderland.
It’s a hattrick! Another boost to the North East economy as third A19 upgrade opens to traffic
A £51.6 million upgrade of the A19 near Sunderland is the latest National Highways improvement to open to traffic in the North East. 
Joint Transport Committee set to outline commitment to ZEVs
Transport leaders are set to discuss the North East’s first region-wide Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) policy, an outline of the region’s aim to lead the country in boosting the up-take of Electric Vehicles by developing and expanding charging facilities.
Over £24 million funding boost set to transform sustainable travel
The North East Joint Transport Committee is set to discuss the approval of over £24 million to deliver major improvements to regional sustainable transport, including the creation of a new interchange in North Shields, bus priority measures and improvements to walking and cycling routes in North Tyneside and Gateshead.