Where connections are made

Transport East is the Sub-national Transport Body for Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock. The partnership provides a single voice for our councils, business leaders and partners on our region’s transport strategy and strategic transport investment priorities, working in close collaboration with the government and the rest of the UK.

Priorities for Transport East

Priorities for Transport East

Cleaner, greener, healthier transport options to reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change and poor air quality.

Enhanced links between our fast growing places and business clusters; enabling the area to function as a coherent economy, improving productivity and prosperity.

Better connected ports and airports to help UK businesses thrive and boost the nation’s economy through greater access to international markets and foreign direct investment.

A reinvented, sustainable coast for the 21st century which powers the UK through energy generation. Supporting our productive rural communities and attracting visitors all year round.

Latest News

Latest News

We’re hiring!

8 April 2022

We are expanding the Transport East team. We have four exciting permanent positions open for experienced transport and communications professionals who are passionate about improving transport across the East. Closing date for all roles is 3 May 2022. Transport East operates in a hybrid way, with a mix of remote working and regular time in our…

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Reaction to Bus Service Improvement Plan funding across the East

5 April 2022

Yesterday the Department for Transport (DfT) announced funding allocations for the Bus Service Improvement Plans. Our member authority, Norfolk County Council, received almost £50m. However, they were the only successful transport authority in the region. “Bus services are an essential connection for many people across the East and crucial to net zero transport. We are disappointed…

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Government supports our direction with extra funding

8 February 2022

We have secured just under £800,000 in additional funding from the Department of Transport for this financial year. This means we can accelerate work to deliver activity set out in our draft Transport Strategy. This extra funding takes our overall government allocation to over £1.3million for 2021-22 and is for a combination of our own…

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About Us

Transport East will drive forward a truly joined-up transport network and secure vital investment in future infrastructure.
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Innovative and prepared for future developments.

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Enables housing and jobs growth.

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Enables the efficient and effective movement of people and goods to boost economic growth.

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Ensures that growth in the East is sustainable, encompassing all forms of transport including, public transport, walking and cycling.

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Ensures that the Eastern region is a place where people want to live, work, learn and visit.

Transport East will drive forward a truly joined-up transport network and secure vital investment in future infrastructure.
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Innovative and prepared for future developments.

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Enables housing growth

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Enables the efficient and effective movement of people and goods to boost economic growth.

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Ensures that growth in the East is sustainable, encompassing all forms of transport including, public transport, walking and cycling.

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Ensures that the East of England is a place where people want to live, work, learn and visit.

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