Would you like to be involved in the development of access to the outdoors in this area?

Are you interested in being a voluntary member of the Tyne and Wear Joint Local Access Forum (the JLAF), which gives independent advice to the five council’s on access, including on public rights of way and access land both in the countryside and urban areas? The JLAF is a statutory body established by the five […]

Transport chiefs take forward plans to improve local bus services and cut cost to the taxpayer

The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority today agreed to move forward with plans aimed at providing better bus services while reducing the cost to local taxpayers by £70m. Key features of a proposal it is now opening to consultation include capping future price rises, making travel cheaper for young people and students, introducing simple […]

Cheap Child fares safe for next two years

Child fares on Tyne and Wear’s local transport will remain low for the next two years, after the Integrated Transport Authority today confirmed funding for the concessionary payment scheme. ITA chairman Cllr David Wood today confirmed the Child Concessionary Travel scheme, which saves families up to £300 a year on the cost of travel, will […]

Special meeting of the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority

A special meeting of the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority will take place on Friday, 26 July, at which members will consider alternative proposals to meet the policy objectives set out in the ITA’s Bus Strategy. The ITA will consider a proposed multi-operator voluntary partnership put forward by bus companies through the North East […]

Tyne Tunnel wins Project of the Year accolade

One of the biggest engineering feats of recent times in the North East last night beat off more than 60 rivals to carry off a top award. The New Tyne Crossing won the Project of the Year accolade at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors North East Renaissance Awards. The event at Newcastle Civic Centre, […]

Tyne Tunnels win top Civil Engineering Award

The £260 million New Tyne Crossing, completed in November 2011, has taken the top civil engineering gong at the British Construction Industry Awards in London, holding off competition from projects across the UK. The judges said the project, which includes the construction of the second Tyne vehicle tunnel using immersed tube technology, was “a demanding, […]

Future of Tyne and Wear bus services to be decided

A decision is due to be made over the future shape of bus services in Tyne and Wear by the end of the year. The Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) is seeking to adopt a new model which will increase the number of people using local buses and provides a better service which delivers greater value […]

Tyne and Wear successful in bid for £5million

COMMUTERS across Tyne and Wear are to benefit from £5m of Government money that will make their trips to and from work easier and greener, following a successful funding bid from the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority (ITA). The funding, from the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, aims to remove potential barriers […]

Child concessionary fares in Tyne and Wear rise from September 2012

Child concessionary fares for public transport in Tyne and Wear are to rise by 10p from 1st September 2012 – the first change in price for four years. The single fare will rise from 50p to 60p and the ‘CAT’ Child Allday Ticket will rise from £1 to £1.10. Child Concessionary fares are provided by […]