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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

A Strategic Transport Plan for the North: perspectives on ports, freight and logistics

Transport for the North are developing a Strategic Transport Plan and accompanying TfN Investment Programme to connect the North of England. The Plan will have a wide ranging and ambitious scope, setting out connectivity priorities right across the North that will help transform economic performance up to 2050.

Transport for the North are developing a Strategic Transport Plan and accompanying TfN Investment Programme to connect the North of England. The Plan will have a wide ranging and ambitious scope, setting out connectivity priorities right across the North that will help transform economic performance up to 2050.

Building on local plans and strategies, TfN has produced two new and important pieces of evidence, the Major Roads Report and Integrated Rail Report. These reports will look at the current transport networks, how they are performing, how they support the Northern economy, how they would cope with future growth, and what the gaps are. The conclusions will inform the Strategic Transport Plan, identifying the case for investment in the North’s transport system.

TfN will be publishing this evidence and a number of other reports in June, and as part of this are holding a number of events in towns and cities across the North. It is important to hear the views of those involved in the ports, freight and logistics sector, and so the Northern Ports Freight and Logistics Forum have linked up with Transport for the North to invite businesses in the ports, freight and logistics sector to hear about TfN’s priorities. This is an opportunity for you to find out more about TfN’s work, feedback whether the evidence reflects your experience, and discuss TfN’s future plans and how the group might support them.

Speakers:

Lucy Hudson, Lead Officer, Freight & Logistics, Transport for the North

Representative of the Northern Ports, Freight and Logistics Forum

Chair:

Ed Cox, Director, IPPR North and author of Gateways to the Northern Powerhouse

Please sign up for the event using the form below.