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2020: A year of growth

December 22, 2020

Our Strategic Director, Andrew Summers, looks back at our achievements this year. As we come to the end of 2020, we can reflect on a very challenging year, in which our Transport East partnership has needed to both adapt and grow to ensure we provide a single voice for transport in our unique region.   Driven forward by the Transport Forum and Officer Group, we’ve had…

Have your say on the future of travel

December 4, 2020

This is your chance to shape the future of transport in the East of England. We want to hear the views of community groups, businesses and people in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea. Our survey covers a range of topics about travel choices, the impact of COVID-19 and the priorities for transport in the…

Politicians and business groups call for sustained transport investment

November 23, 2020

Members of the Transport East Forum from across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock have jointly written to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak and Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps. The letter highlights how the East of England is a net contributor to the Exchequer and how it is crucial to  delivering the Prime Minister’s…

Transport East welcomes DfT funding for 2020 and appoints consultants

November 19, 2020

We have formally secured £425,000 from the Department for Transport (DfT) to rapidly progress our ambitious and forward-thinking Transport Strategy. This funding is for FY2020/21 and will be spent on three core areas of work: Developing our Transport Strategy Exploring how we can increase the number of people walking and cycling Investigating new approaches to…

Path to zero carbon emissions

November 12, 2020

We have investigated how transport in the East of England contributes to overall carbon emissions and identified a path to reach the Government’s policy target of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Decarbonisation Report finds transport caused 41 per cent of carbon emissions across the region in 2018; 96 per cent of which…