North East will suffer unless Government continues to provide emergency funding, say transport chiefs
The North East will suffer from a slower economic recovery, a failing public transport network, increased congestion, deteriorating air quality, and worsening inequality if emergency funding is not provided by the Government, according to regional transport chiefs.
North East authorities awarded more than £2m to increase walking and cycling across the region
Seven North East councils together with Nexus will receive £2.2m from the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund to build on the significant increase in walking and cycling since the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown.
Upgrading East Coast Main Line key to achieving North East’s long-term economic plans
A body set up to assess the North’s rail needs has been told the key to achieving the North East’s long-term economic plans lies in the upgrading of the East Coast Main Line.