As outlined within our Strategic Economic Plan, over the next 10 years the Combined Authority wants to create 25,000 new jobs and build 22,000 new homes and the Strategic Transport Plan is vital to support this aim.
Our transport vision for the Tees Valley is “To provide a high quality, quick, affordable, reliable, low carbon and safe transport network for people and freight to move within, to and from Tees Valley”.
Our long-term aspiration is to provide a transport system for Tees Valley where:
- There will be better transport links that will help create more jobs, improve access from existing houses and allow us to build the houses we need
- The affordability, quality and reliability of your daily commute will be improved, giving you confidence that you will get to where you need to be, when you need to be there
- More reliable and affordable public transport, walking and cycling options will be available for you to
– get to work
– get to study at a nearby school, college or university
– get to a hospital or a doctor’s appointment
– go shopping, visit friends and family, or enjoy one of our local attractions
- National and international accessibility will be enhanced through the provision of additional air routes for both business and pleasure at Teesside International Airport, with local access for residents and visitors made easier by public transport
- You will be able to rely on the latest technology to make travelling around as easy and as simple as possible
- Businesses will be able to rely on quicker, more reliable transport connections and the workforce will be better connected to employment sites
- Visitors to the area will find it easy to access, high quality transport options – be it for business, social or cultural reasons
The Combined Authority have many exciting projects in the pipeline. This includes improvements to Middlesbrough and Darlington stations, an expansion of our electric vehicle charging network and cycling and walking improvements.
Further information about the transport projects happening near you can be found here.