This is the fourth paper produced for ippr's Northern Economic Agenda project, which aims to provide a detailed insight into the performance of England's three Northern regions: the North East, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber. This report looks at the economic, social and environmental aspects of the North's transport system.
We aim to answer a range of crucial questions:
- How can the transport network be improved to better support economic development in theNorth?
- Can the transport system contribute to faster and more balanced economic growth across the northern regions and city-regions?
- Are the Government's plans for aviation and the road and rail networks in the North compatible with Britain's long-term commitments on climate change?
- What governance arrangements for transport at the national, regional and local level are most conducive to a dynamic, well-functioning, pan-Northern transport system?
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