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Transport for a greener world competition

March 31, 2021

We are running a creative competition for young people aged 11-13 on the theme of transport for a greener world. We would like the ideas of the next generation to shape our transport plans!   About the competition The year 2050 might seem a long way off, but if we want to improve the air…

Annual Summit – a day of ambition, confidence and vision

March 24, 2021

by Strategic Director, Andrew Summers It’s been a fortnight since our Annual Summit and I’ve been reflecting on what was an energetic and insightful day. Decarbonisation Several themes emerged from the speakers and delegates. The first was the commitment, across the board, to decarbonising the region’s transport. In her key-note speech, Baroness Vere, Minister for…

Backing for the East’s Freeport bids

February 28, 2021

We have written to back the Freeport bids for the region. The East of England has 13 ports along the coast and Thames. This gives us a unique role in supporting businesses across the UK to access international supply chains and markets. Supporting global gateways is one of the strategic outcomes for our emerging Transport…

Transport East makes the case to government for better rural transport services

February 17, 2021

Using new technologies to improve rural transport and improved connections for our villages, lies at the heart of our plea to the Department for Transport (DfT). Our response to the DfT’s Future of Transport: rural strategy call for evidence also makes the case for a more local approach to managing services. The current transport appraisal process…

TE partners with Sustrans to explore walking and cycling improvements

January 25, 2021

We have partnered with Sustrans to explore how we can support more people to walk and cycle across the East of England. We have diverse places, from rural farmland, villages and coastal towns all the way to growing urban areas and the edge of London. So, the solutions that work for big cities may not…