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Help us to make sustainable travel easier
Car users are being asked to switch one journey a week to public transport, walking or cycling and people who don’t have access to a car are encouraged to continue to travel sustainably.
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.
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.
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.
Leaders take the first step towards bringing Metro to Washington
The North East Joint Transport Committee is set to discuss development of a new Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC) for the South of Tyne and Wearside Loop which could take the Tyne and Wear Metro to Washington in a major boost for regional connectivity.