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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).
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.