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Devolution in the North East welcomed if it improves transport, say campaigners

23 October 2015

Campaign for Better Transport responds to reports of new devolution deals for the North East and Tees Valley city regions.

James MacColl, Head of Campaigns, Campaign for Better Transport, said:

“We welcome the move towards more devolution of transport powers as local control over transport and spending can bring real benefits to passengers with experience showing that local authorities are better able to plan for their local rail, road and bus needs.

Most passengers just want to see more investment in their transport, more affordable public transport and making their towns and cities better places in which to live and work. New mayors in the North East and Tees Valley will need to show that this is what they will deliver.”

For further information please contact:

Richard Watkins, Press Officer, at Campaign for Better Transport on 020 7566 6494 / 07984 773468 or richard.watkins@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to editors 

Read Campaign for Better Transport’s report on devolution of transport in England outside London here – Making transport local

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).