Up to £5m allocated to Tyne and Wear ITA from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund

The Chair of the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority, Cllr David Wood, said: “The ITA welcome the opportunity to work with DfT over the coming weeks to bid for an additional £5m to make cycling, walking and public transport more attractive in Tyne and Wear, removing potential transport barriers to employment, supporting economic growth […]

£5million boost to beat traffic hotspots in Tyne and Wear

Bus passengers and other road users in Tyne and Wear are to benefit from a package of measures that will save them up to one million hours a year from shorter journey times and reduced delays. The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority has been awarded almost £5 million from the Government’s Better Bus Area […]

New national high speed rail network

Following the announcement today that Britain will have a national high speed rail network from 2026 the Chair of Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority has released the following statement: “High Speed Rail has the potential to offer real benefits to the North of England by reducing journey times and improving connectivity between our Core […]

New bridge for Sunderland

A proposed new bridge over the River Wear, part of the Sunderland Strategic Corridor project, has been awarded £82.6m from the Department of Transport. The Chair of the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority, Cllr Davie Wood, who has supported the bid, said: “This is great news for the people of Sunderland and for residents across Tyne […]

Major change proposals for local bus services

The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority has voted to begin a process that could lead to major changes in how local bus services used by 140 million passengers a year are planned and delivered. The Authority has begun work to develop a Quality Contract Scheme (QCS), which would represent the biggest change to the […]

Major award for innovation and ambition

The organisation that oversees transport provision in Tyne and Wear is celebrating after being named the best in the country. The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) was named ITA of the year at the 2011 National Transport Awards ceremony in London. Competition judges recognised its role in delivering the second Tyne Tunnel, and […]

New Metro train colours revealed

Nexus has unveiled the new livery for Metro trains as the first refurbished Metrocar returns to the region after a major refurbishment. Metrocar 4041, the first of 90 to be stripped down and refitted by a specialist engineering firm in Doncaster, has a sleek light metallic grey and black finish, incorporating the iconic bright yellow […]

Full agenda for 22 September released

The agenda for the next Full ITA meeting on 22 September has been released and is available here. Unfortunately – due to an issue with our ‘file servers’ we have not been able to load the full report pack up as normal.  As soon as we have rectified this situation we will update the agenda […]

Standards and Audit meeting agenda released

The agenda for the Standards and Audit Committee meeting on 16 September is available on the Standards and Audit page, find it through the Committee Meetings menu item.