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We’re hiring!

April 8, 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…

Reaction to Bus Service Improvement Plan funding across the East

April 5, 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…

Government supports our direction with extra funding

February 8, 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…

Report on active travel in the East

November 11, 2021

We need to help people in the region walk and cycle more often, if the East is to meet ambitious net zero carbon emission targets. More trips by foot or bike would also bring health, economic, safety and environmental benefits. This is the conclusion of a joint report by Transport East and Sustrans on active travel. The report…

Advocating for transport investment in Parliament

October 22, 2021

This week we were in Parliament speaking to regional MPs, council and business leaders at the East of England All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) annual reception, hosted with the East of England Local Government Association (EELGA). A roadmap for achieving sustainable, climate positive and inclusive growth throughout the region was presented to Government. We also…