Strategy & Policy

On behalf of the North East Joint Transport Committee, Transport North East is responsible for delivering policies and strategies that move the North East closer to becoming a green, healthy, dynamic and thriving region. 

The North East Transport Plan sets out our aspirations for travel up until 2035. A series of accompanying strategies are in development. 

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Making the right travel choice
On behalf of the North East Joint Transport Committee we are working on a new strategy – Making the Right Travel Choice which aims to make it easier for local people make more sustainable journeys.  
North East Bus Service Improvement Plan
The region’s first BSIP unveiled a new £804 million bid to Government which transport leaders are confident will transform bus services across the North East.
North East Transport Plan
The North East Transport Plan sets out our region’s transport aspirations up to 2035. It brings to life our transport aspirations and includes a live programme of around 243 schemes which equal at least £6.8bn of transport investment.
North East Rail and Metro Strategy
Following the publication of the North East Transport Plan in 2021, the North East Rail and Metro Strategy (NERMS) has been created which sets out how Rail and Metro can play a key role in achieving our region’s shared transport vision and objectives.
Connected North East: Our Blueprint (2020)
Our ‘Connected North East: Our Blueprint’ document forms the basis of ongoing discussions with central government about regional transport and digital connectivity post Covid-19.
Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) policy
In March 2022, The North East Joint Transport Committee approved the 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.