Statement by ITA Chair, Cllr David Wood

ITA Chair Cllr David Wood has urged Metro cleaning contractor Churchill and the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) to work together to find a solution to the ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. Cllr Wood said, “I would expect anyone who works on Metro, whether as a member of staff or […]

TWITA & Nexus shortlisted in National Transport Awards

The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority is in the race to be acclaimed ITA of the Year in the National Transport awards with Nexus also nominated for two prizes for its modernisation work. TWITA has been shortlisted along with West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and West Midlands for the Joe Clarke Integrated Transport […]


The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority (TWITA) has today won £4.9m in funding to help create active forms of sustainable, low carbon travel across Tyne and Wear. The successful bid was made to a national Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The fund was competitive and Tyne and Wear got the full amount it bid for. […]

Draft accounts now available

Our draft annual accounts are now available.  These accounts are subject to change based on scrutiny from the public and auditors.  You can find more details on our performance page.

Tyne pedestrian and cycle tunnels

Work will take place on Thursday 30 June between 9am and noon that will involve the closure of either the pedestrian or the cyclist tunnel at any one time. One tunnel will always remain open during the works and we would ask that pedestrians and cyclists using the tunnels ensure they do not endanger other […]

Initial application for the Local Sustainable Transport Fund

Tyne and Wear ITA – on behalf of the five local authorities in Tyne and Wear – submitted an initial application for funding to the government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund.  This fund is designed to support interventions that will promote economic growth and reduce carbon emissions.  You can find the bid here. Our bid is focused on three […]

Local Sustainable Transport Fund workshop

We will be making a main bid application for the Local Sustainable Transport Fund by 6 June 2011.  This will include proposals which – if successful – are likely to improve access to main employment areas, help to address congestion on the main corridors, increase cycling, and improve health. We are holding workshops on Friday 20 May and Monday 23 […]

Local Sustainable Transport Fund

The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority has submitted a key component bid to the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.  This bid is on behalf of the five local authorities in the area and Nexus (Passenger Transport Executive). The Department for Transport advises that the key objectives of any transport proposals for this need to be economic growth […]

North East promised thousands of new jobs by ministers

THE North East was today promised thousands of new jobs after the Government awarded more than £50m to firms across the region.Business Secretary Vince Cable said 5,216 direct jobs and 8,367 indirect jobs would be created and safeguarded by the awards to 14 North East firms from the Government’s £1.4bn Regional Growth Fund. Speaking to […]