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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.
Long-term strategy for rail and Metro in the North East unveiled
Members of the public are being asked to have their say on the new North East Rail and Metro Strategy (NERMS) which highlights the region’s rail and Metro ambitions and what the network could look like by 2035.
MPs take the case for re-opening the Leamside Line to Parliament
Today a group of cross-party MPs has made the case for re-opening the Leamside Line to Parliament.
The North East says: “We need the Leamside Line re-opened.”
Opening the disused Leamside line is a key priority for the region because of the economic, social, and environmental benefits it would bring.
Leaders support major increase in council funding for transport, to help mitigate the worst effects of upcoming commercial bus cuts
As Leaders of the councils in Tyne and Wear we have no choice but to boost local transport funding so that we can preserve the most important transport links for our communities, in the face of planned cuts to privately-operated bus services caused by a lack of government funding.