Transport East promotes a collective vision for the future of transport in Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock.
Transport East's size is its strength; giving the partnership greater coherency and building on a strong history of collaborative working in the region.
The Transport East Forum is led by political representatives from Highways and Transport Authorities and Local Planning Authorities, and representatives from business, and National Highways and Network Rail.
Find out more about our Forum meetings here.
The Transport East Team is responsible for supporting Forum.
The Transport East Forum Terms of Reference can be viewed here.
Cllr Kevin Bentley
Chair of Transport East
Cllr Kevin Bentley is Chair of Transport East.
He is the Leader of Essex County Council.
Cllr Graham Plant
Vice Chair of Transport East
Cllr Graham Plant is Vice-Chair of Transport East and
Cabinet Member for Transport at Norfolk County Council
Cllr Richard Smith MVO
Cabinet Member for Economic Development,
Transport Strategy and Waste
Suffolk County Council
Cllr Lesley Wagland OBE
Cabinet Member for Economic Renewal, Infrastructure and Planning
Essex County Council
Cllr Kevin Buck
Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport & Parking
Southend-on-Sea City Council
Cllr Ben Maney
Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Highways
Cllr Graham Butland
Leader of Braintree District Council
Representative of Essex District Councils
Cllr Tim Adams
Leader North Norfolk Council
Representative of Norfolk District Councils
Cllr Phil Wittam
Councillor at West Suffolk Council
Representative of Suffolk District Councils
The following bodies sit on our Forum, but are not formal members of Transport East.
Head of Strategic Planning
Chambers of Commerce
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce
Head of Public Affairs
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
Director of Policy
Essex Chamber of Commerce
Bedford Borough Council
Cambridgeshire County Council and District Councils
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
Central Bedfordshire Council
England's Economic Heartland
East of England Local Government Association
Hertfordshire County Council and District Councils
UK Innovation Corridor
Peterborough City Council
Department for Transport