Transport East to hold strategy summit


The sub-national transport forum for the east of England has announced plans for a summit to kick-start the development of a regional strategy.

Taking place on December 17th at 10am at Trinity Park, Ipswich, the event will bring together partners to highlight transport priorities and find long-term solutions.

Cllr Kevin Bentley, chairman of Transport East said: 'We are a global gateway, connecting our nation to world markets. Our area is home to some of the fastest growing places in the UK, as well as having strong and interdependent links to the important UK economies of London, the Midlands and Cambridge.

'Our contribution to the national economy depends on our ability to maintain and grow our productivity, profitability and employment. Over the next 30 years, we want to transform road, rail, sea and air, and new technologies, to help drive long term economic growth and prosperity.

'Transport East represents a unique opportunity for us to speak with a strong, unified voice on the transport infrastructure improvements needed to transform the economy of our area. This collaboration is essential if we are to create a truly joined-up transport network and secure vital investment.'

The forum was launched in March, Transport East was launched as the Sub-National Transport Forum for Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Southend-on-Sea.

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