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More help needed for consumers and car industry if 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles is to succeed

Ahead of a possible announcement from government bringing forward the ban on new petrol and diesel vehicle sales to 2035 or even 2030, local government and business leaders in the South East have reiterated their call for a targeted action plan to speed up the UK’s switch to electric vehicles. Currently, only around 7% of &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2020/11/17/more-help-needed-for-consumers-and-car-industry-if-2030-ban-on-new-petrol-and-diesel-vehicles-is-to-succeed/">Continued</a>

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Government commits to South East transport strategy – but says time isn’t right to devolve transport powers

Transport for the South East has welcomed news that its transport strategy will be used by Government to help decide where, when and how to invest in the South East’s transport network. The thirty-year strategy published this summer sets out how, with the right investment, we can grow the South East’s economy, boost jobs and &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2020/11/05/government-commits-to-south-east-transport-strategy-but-says-time-isnt-right-to-devolve-transport-powers/">Continued</a>

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Connections – October 2020

Government commits to our transport strategy Annual conference makes case for integrated approach to planning Stakeholder forum kicks off coastal connectivity study&nbsp; Chancellor drops three-year&nbsp;spending review this autumn Welcome to our newest Board member&nbsp;

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Investment welcomed to tackle major east-west bottleneck

Transport for the South East has welcomed the announcement from Highways England of a preferred route for a bypass on the A27 near Arundel in West Sussex. The scheme will address a congestion pinch point on the only major east-west transport corridor south of the M25, connecting a number of cities and ports that are &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2020/10/15/investment-welcomed-to-tackle-major-east-west-bottleneck/">Continued</a>

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Transport minister to give keynote address at annual conference

Transport minister Baroness Vere will deliver this year’s keynote address at Transport for the South East’s annual conference 2020. Baroness Vere will be joined by a range of speakers from across the public and private sectors to discuss the big strategic transport issues in the South East. There will also be an opportunity for attendees &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2020/10/09/transport-minister-to-give-keynote-address-at-annual-conference/">Continued</a>

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Connections – September 2020

Network Rail partnership sealed Funding bid submitted ahead of comprehensive spending review End to rail franchises could lead to greater role for STBs We&#8217;re hiring! Tell us about your interests

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New partnership seeks shift from road to rail in the South East – and an end to diesel trains

A new partnership between Network Rail and Transport for the South East aims to encourage people out of their cars as part of a long-term plan to improve rail services, boost capacity and cut carbon emissions. The memorandum signed by the two organisation sets out a range of common goals that they will work together &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2020/09/21/new-partnership-seeks-shift-from-road-to-rail-in-the-south-east-and-an-end-to-diesel-trains/">Continued</a>

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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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