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Campaign for Better Transport to lead NGO involvement in Transport Plan for the North

8 November 2016

Campaign for Better Transport has been commissioned by Transport for the North (TfN) to support the involvement of environmental, sustainable transport, and other non-government organisations in the development of TfN’s Strategic Transport Plan for the north of England.

The Plan will outline a comprehensive package of transport measures to unlock economic transformation in the north of England and make it a better place to live and work. It will go out for formal public consultation in early 2018, and to ensure a full engagement throughout the development of this significant proposal, TfN will also be engaging in an initial informal consultation on the emerging priorities in Spring 2017.

Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport, said: “We welcome the opportunity to contribute to Transport for the North’s emerging strategy and their positive approach to involving these specialist organisations from the start. NGOs have a wealth of expertise to offer and we are pleased to see this being recognised. We believe that sustainable transport can bring both economic, social and environmental benefits and we are looking forward to working with TfN to develop a Transport Plan that will transform connectivity in the north of England.”

Amy Harhoff, Head of Policy and Strategy at Transport for the North, said: “This collaboration with Campaign for Better Transport underlines our commitment to working with a broad range of stakeholders in delivering our remit for improving connectivity as part of the economic transformation for the north of England. We want to better understand how the Strategic Transport Plan can achieve social and environmental goals, as well as jobs and growth.”

Campaign for Better Transport is holding a series of workshops later in the month, with more to follow in early 2017, and has an online survey on its website. For more information, or to take part in the survey, visit www.bettertransport.org.uk


For further information please contact Alice Ridley on 020 7566 6495 / 07984 773 468 or alice.ridley@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

1.     Take part in the online survey at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VBBXT7M

2.     Transport for the North (TfN) brings together local representatives from across the north of England. Local transport authorities and combined authorities and Local Enterprise partnerships from the whole of the north of England are acting collectively as TfN, working with Government, Highways England, HS2 Ltd and Network Rail through the TfN Partnership Board to develop a Northern Transport Strategy.

3.     Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).