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North East Transport Plan

North East Transport Plan – a message from the Joint Transport Committee

North East Joint Transport Committee (JTC) has launched a public consultation into a 15-year ambitious Transport Plan that will seek to transform the region’s transport network and help us move to a green, healthy, dynamic and thriving North East. We are delighted to share more details on the Plan and of our consultation process.

This is a key milestone for our region and it means that we are on the cusp of having a first-ever comprehensive transport strategy for the North East region, covering seven local authority areas and our two combined authorities. This Plan so far has been developed in partnership with our authorities and a range of organisations. It covers all aspects of transport that affect our daily lives, setting the policies that will allow us to deliver our vision and objectives. The Plan is supported through a 15-year pipeline of projects, estimated to cost £6.1bn which represents a fair share of national transport funding for the region. This amount will grow as further schemes are developed over the lifetime of the Plan.

To ensure that the Plan will deliver profound and lasting improvements that will shape the North East and its people for decades to come, it must reflect the identities and interests of local communities across the entire region and beyond. As such we have launched an eight-week consultation to hear from as many people as possible, who live, work and learn in our region. The consultation will run until 14 January 2021.

You can find out more information at https://www.transportnortheast.gov.uk/transportplan/ where you will find details on how to provide feedback and full information on our upcoming virtual events. In addition, members of the public can call 0191 0191 433 2973 where a member of the Transport North East (TNE) team will be able to discuss the Plan with them.