£4M Rapid Charging Stations Contract for Fastned UK

TWO new electric vehicle rapid filling stations are planned for motorists in Newcastle and Sunderland. The city centre stations, which will be designed, built and run by Fastned UK, are both close to major routes and are to help meet charging needs for the growing numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK. Rapid charging […]

Further difficulties move back historic tunnels’ re-opening date

Further difficulties move back historic tunnels’ re-opening date The expected reopening of the historic Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels between Jarrow and Howdon has been pushed back to Autumn 2018. Engineering conditions and contractual problems have continued to affect progress on their refurbishment. The expected date was confirmed at the meeting of the NECA (North […]

200 buses to be fitted with new technology to improve air quality and cut harmful engine emissions

MORE than 200 buses are to be fitted with new technology to improve air quality and cut harmful engine emissions. The £3.8m Government scheme will see buses operating on routes in Newcastle, Gateshead, and North and South Tyneside all updated so thousands of commuters and residents can breathe cleaner air. Some routes also stretch into […]

Transport for the North Consultation

Residents, businesses and everyone across the North East can join the call for better road and rail networks in a major consultation exercise. Transport for the North has begun a thirteen-week consultation on its Strategic Transport Plan for the North, inviting everybody’s views at events in Durham on Monday 5 February, Sunderland on Tuesday 6, […]

North East leaders launch plan to transform the region

Plans for future transport investment in the North East and the wider North of England have been outlined today at an event marking the publication of a thirty year plan to drive economic growth. Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council and thematic lead for transport on the North East Combined Authority, and Andrew […]

North East Combined Authority (NECA) business cancelled on Thursday 16 November

North East Combined Authority (NECA) business is cancelled on Thursday 16 November as members are paying their respects to its Chair Councillor Paul Watson who died last week.  Meetings will be re-scheduled in due course.

Paul Watson, Leader of Sunderland City Council and Chair of the North East Combined Authority (NECA)

Statement from Head of Paid Service for NECA, Helen Golightly: “It is with sadness and great thanks that we recognise the huge contribution Councillor Paul Watson made during his years in public service, committed to enhancing the lives of people in Sunderland and across the North East. He worked tirelessly, driven by his passion for […]

New technology to cut congestion across the North East gets the green light

New funding to upgrade traffic management technology across the region has been announced by the Government. A total of £3.64m – which includes £2.8m from the Department for Transport – will be invested in helping to cut congestion and improve journey times across the North East Combined Authority (NECA) area. NECA is the seven councils […]

NECA Vacancy – Independent Vice Chair – Overview and Scrutiny Committee

APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT PERSON AS VICE-CHAIR OF THE AUTHORITY’S OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE The North East Combined Authority is looking to appoint an individual to be the Vice-Chair of the Authority’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee. The functions of the Independent Vice-Chair are to: To support the Chair in ensuring the Scrutiny Committee works effectively, with […]