The Transport Strategy is the foundation on which we are planning the strategic development of the region’s transport system. Ensuring its policies are implemented will be key to its success.

Ultimately, delivery of specific proposals will remain the responsibility of individual infrastructure owners and service providers. Implementation at the regional level complements and builds upon their role, providing added value in three ways:

  • Strategic influence – ensuring the regional voice shapes the development of national investment programmes, overseen by the Government and delivered by Network Rail, East West Railway Company and Highways England
  • Co-ordination – providing the mechanism for developing and implementing solutions which offer most benefit at a regional scale
  • Accelerating delivery – helping to ensure that schemes and initiatives which cross local authority boundaries are delivered efficiently and that the benefits for our communities and businesses are realised as soon as possible.

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