With fast, reliable and resilient transport infrastructure, we can unlock opportunities to create a thriving, inclusive and sustainable economy.

Transport East is advocating for the transport investment needed across the region.

Investment and Delivery Plan

We have drawn together a pipeline of projects to address the most pressing transport issues in the region.

The Investment and Delivery Plan is a programme of more than 30 road and rail projects across six corridors. These schemes are being progressed by our local authority partners, Network Rail and Highways England and are at various stages of development.

We will use this document to make the case for ongoing government investment in these projects.

Comprehensive Spending Review 2021

We made a submission to the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review. The letter communicates our vision for transport in the East and our and our role in accelerating the delivery of national and regional priorities.

With the right investment we can help the regional economy recover while boosting efforts to meet net zero transport. We asked for support in pushing forward the East’s live investment programme to get planned new projects built faster.

We set out how we will speed up delivery of a new generation of projects. Finally, the letter explains how we are working with government and other Sub-national Transport Bodies across England to develop new ways of tackling long-term transport challenges such as reducing carbon emissions from transport.

We also asked for increased funding certainty for our local authorities and ourselves to plan and deliver better value transport.

 

Working with government bodies

We are working closely with the Department of Transport (DfT), Network Rail and National Highways to make sure they understand our priorities and reflect them in their future investment programmes.

For example, we responded to a DfT consultation on plans to create a Major Road Network in 2018. Since then, we have supported our partners and members in making the case for specific projects on the Major Road Network in the East of England.