TfN hails sub-national transport bodies’ role in shaping England’s Strategic Road Network

Responding to the Transport Committee report on the Department for Transport’s strategic road investment portfolios, Lord McLoughlin, Chair of Transport for the North as reacted by saying: “We welcome this report from the Transport Committee and especially its recognition of the key role that Transport for the North and other Sub-national transport bodies (STBs) should […]

A57 link road approval described as “landmark decision”

The Government’s approval of the A57 Link Roads project last week has been welcomed by Transport for the North, which says it will bring “substantial benefits” to the region. The project will include the creation of two new link roads: Mottram Moor Link Road – a new dual carriageway from the M67 junction 4 roundabout […]

New directors appointed at TfN

Transport for the North (TfN), the region’s statutory transport body, which speaks on behalf of the North’s civic and business leaders on transport investment, has announced two new directors to lead the organisation going forward. They are Strategy, Policy and Communications Director Katie Day and Finance Director Paul Kelly. Following agreement from the TfN Board, […]

Northern political and business leaders meet to discuss transport future

Transport for the North has announced its Board will meet tomorrow (22 Feb) at 11am for a Consultation Call to discuss the key issues facing the region in its ambitions for strategic transport investment and planning. The Northern political and business leaders who make up the TfN Board will consider progress on the development of […]

Transport for the North launches first regional Transport Decarbonisation Strategy

A Transport Decarbonisation Strategy for the North of England – outlining the ambitious target of near-zero carbon emissions from surface transport by 2045 – has been launched today by Transport for the North. TfN says it is the first time a regional strategy of this type has been produced, bringing together the region’s leaders to […]

TfN talks of a “New North” at annual conference

Transport for the North’s Chief Executive is calling for more devolution and new approach to funding for his region, that recognises “that local leaders are best placed to shape the future of connectivity in a way that creates opportunities for people and businesses”. Opening the TfN’s Annual Conference in Leeds, Martin Tugwell is highlighting what […]

Northern Evidence Academic Forum brings experts together to discuss latest transport research

The third meeting of the Northern Evidence Academic Forum is taking place with experts discussing the latest transport research and how it could shape future plans for the region. The forum, set up by Transport for the North, brings together the region’s policy and decision-makers with researchers, creating a space for sharing the latest data and considering […]

Transport for the North wins CIHT Award for Transport Planning for second year in a row

Transport for the North has won a CIHT Award for the second year in a row. The Sub-national Transport Body’s Future Travel Scenarios work, which offers an innovative approach to understanding and responding to transport uncertainties, picked up the accolade for Transport Planning in the 2021 online awards ceremony this week. Tim Wood, Interim Chief […]

First ever regional decarbonisation strategy for the north goes out to consultation

The first ever regional decarbonisation strategy for the North of England is going out to public consultation today and will give residents in the region the chance to have their say on ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions from surface transport. It is the first time a regional strategy of this type has been produced, […]


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