�1.4m chance to shape future transport

THE government has agreed to provide �1.4m for studies in the region to help promote travel options that will boost the economy and benefit the environment.

THE government has agreed to provide �1.4m for studies in the region to help promote travel options that will boost the economy and benefit the environment.

The East of England Development Agency (Eeda) and East of England Regional Assembly (EERA) have welcomed the Department for Transport's support for studies to identify transport priorities for the region for the periods 2014-19 and 2019-24. They will look at options that support economic growth but have low-carbon impacts.

The researchers will examine how best the region's transport systems can support economic growth and business activity while tackling climate change, improving people's quality of life and promoting greater safety, security and health.

Shona Johnstone, an Eeda board member and transport lead, said: 'This is good news for the region. The Department for Transport's support for this work reflects the strong case we have made to government on the importance of addressing transport problems in the East of England.'


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