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Partners announced to deliver ‘building blocks’ of strategic investment plan

Joint team of Steer, WSP and Atkins chosen to deliver geographic area studies and help define investment priorities WSP also chosen for future mobility strategy and action plan Following the recent publication of its thirty-year transport strategy, sub-national transport body Transport for the South East has started work on a series of area and thematic &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2020/08/04/partners-announced-to-deliver-building-blocks-of-strategic-investment-plan/">Continued</a>

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Action plan needed to make sure ban on new petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles is ‘realistic and achievable’

Local government and business leaders in the South East are calling for a targeted action plan to make sure that the ban on new petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles – which government is consulting on bringing forward from 2040 to 2035 or earlier – is a success. Transport for the South East brings together the &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2020/07/29/action-plan-needed-to-make-sure-ban-on-new-petrol-diesel-and-hybrid-vehicles-is-realistic-and-achievable/">Continued</a>

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Transport for the South East submits bid for statutory status

A ground-breaking bid for transport devolution in the South East of England has been submitted to government by a partnership of the region’s local authorities and business leaders. The proposal from Transport for the South East is designed to power-up the region’s economic recovery from the effects of Covid-19 and accelerate investment in sustainable transport &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2020/07/22/transport-for-the-south-east-submits-bid-for-statutory-status/">Continued</a>

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Cllr Keith Glazier re-elected as TfSE chair

The chair and vice-chair of Transport for the South East have been re-elected by members of the Shadow Partnership Board at its July meeting. Cllr Keith Glazier, leader of East Sussex County Council, will serve as chair for the next twelve months, with Cllr Tony Page, deputy leader of Reading Borough Council, as vice-chair. The &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2020/07/20/cllr-keith-glazier-re-elected-as-tfse-chair/">Continued</a>

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Evidence submitted to government review of future mobility regulation

Transport for the South East has submitted its response to the government’s ‘Future of Transport Regulatory Review’ call for evidence, setting out how better regulation of this fast-moving sector can help improve connectivity and quality of life while supporting sustainable economic growth. The review looks at the regulatory frameworks covering: Micromobility which includes e-scooters and &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2020/07/03/evidence-submitted-to-government-review-of-future-mobility-regulation/">Continued</a>

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Active travel funding welcomed as councils look to ease pressure on public transport

Councils and employers must be given the tools they need to keep commuters safe and healthy and prevent overcrowding. That’s the view of Transport for the South East following today’s announcement that £250m of government funding – the first part of a £5bn package announced in February – will be brought forward to help local &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2020/05/09/active-travel-funding-welcomed-as-councils-look-to-ease-pressure-on-public-transport/">Continued</a>

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Budget boost for South East roads

A multi-billion pound investment in the South East’s Strategic Road Network will take place over the next five years following confirmation of the Government’s Roads Investment Strategy for 2020-25. A dozen schemes from across the region have been included in the programme, with three committed for construction and a further eight ‘pipeline’ schemes to be &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2020/03/16/budget-boost-for-south-east-roads/">Continued</a>

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£5bn bus and cycle funding announcement is good news for South East – but investment can’t stop there

Commenting in response to the Government’s announcement re: progressing with HS2 and new funding for bus and cycle infrastructure, Cllr Keith Glazier, chair of Transport for the South East, said: “Today’s announcement is good news for people and businesses in the South East and across the UK. As our transport strategy makes clear, a better &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2020/02/11/5bn-bus-and-cycle-funding-announcement-is-good-news-for-south-east-but-investment-cant-stop-there/">Continued</a>

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South East transport partnership grows as Network Rail, Highways England and TfL come on board

A unique partnership focused on boosting investment in the South East’s transport network has taken a step forward with the addition of major new partners. Network Rail, Highways England and Transport for London have all agreed to join the board of Transport for the South East, working alongside civic and business leaders representing more than &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2020/02/11/south-east-transport-partnership-grows-as-network-rail-highways-england-and-tfl-come-on-board/">Continued</a>

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