Ambitious North East Combined Authority (NECA) plans to help transform the region’s transport network and boost its economy have taken a step forward. NECA is one of 10 authorities shortlisted for a share of the Government’s £840m Transforming Cities Fund, which if successful it hopes to use to tackle congestion hotspots and improve transport connections […]

5G Technology for the North East Region

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership and the North East Combined Authority have jointly investigated the opportunity presented by 5G technology for the North East region, and are highly regarded by industry and Government to be a key place to promote the advancement of 5G technology. Unfortunately for our region, the recent DCMS funding for […]

Like the countryside? Access Forum seeks local volunteers

Tyne & Wear residents are encouraged to play a part in steering how our countryside is looked after by joining the region’s Joint Local Access Forum….

£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 […]